A&S in the News: February 4-10, 2024

Legacy Scholars

Legacy Scholars hosts multi-organization fair for first generation students: The Crimson White – Feb. 4

For the second time in University history, Legacy Scholars hosted over 20 organizations at an informational fair for first-generation students Thursday. Students visited the second floor of Smith Hall, where panelists offered information about various campus resources available for first-generation students. Legacy Scholars is a program operated by The University of Alabama designed to help first-generation students build community and succeed academically.

Faculty Art Biennial Exhibition

Faculty artists showcased in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art: The Crimson White – Feb. 4

The University’s Department of Art and Art History is showcasing faculty art in its biennial exhibition at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art until Feb. 12. Inside, attendees will find selected works from 12 faculty artists.

Mammoth Cave National Park

Fossilized remains of 2 new shark species found in Mammoth Cave National Park: WDKY (Kentucky) – Feb. 5

Two “new to science” species of ancient sharks have been discovered at Mammoth Cave National Park. “Every new discovery at Mammoth Cave is possible due to collaborations,” said Superintendent Barclay Trimble in a news release. “Our park team is honored to work alongside the National Park Service Paleontology Program and now The University of Alabama Geological Sciences Department, whose coordinated efforts have made this latest announcement possible.”

Sinfulness State Survey

Texas crowned nation’s most lustful state in latest ‘Sinfulness’ survey: Hoodline (San Antonio) – Feb. 6

The annual list of America’s most sinful states has been released and Texas has dropped in the rankings. But when it comes to lust, Texas stands alone. Other experts, like Dr. Yuliya Zabyelina, Associate Professor at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of The University of Alabama, were quick to caution that measuring a state’s sinfulness may not be the best thing.

Modern Languages & Classics

UA’s Department of Modern Languages and Classics provides endless opportunities for students: The Crimson White – Feb. 7

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama provides options for students looking to expand their cultural knowledge through language, theory, literature and more. Based in B.B. Comer Hall, the department aims to “provide our students with the language proficiency and intercultural competence necessary for the global society of the 21st century,” according to its website.

The History of Enslaved People at UA

UA website details lives of enslaved people before the Civil War: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 8

As is so much about the history of enslaved people, on the UA campus and elsewhere, records can be “frustratingly vague,” as Jenny Shaw wrote in the narrative about Moses for website “The History of Enslaved People at UA, 1828-1865.” Shaw, an associate professor of history at UA since 2009, led a faculty work group assembled to compile and publish the scholarship.

Lunar New Year

The Year of the Dragon in Tuscaloosa: Alabama Public Radio – Feb. 9

Sunday will be celebrated by much of the world as the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. Tuscaloosa is no exception. This year the celebration will be hosted by the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars on the UA campus. Dr. Di Luo is an associate professor of History at The University of Alabama. She explains the Chinese Zodiac and the coming year…
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