Read local and national news that features faculty, students, and alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, the College is trending in the news for postdoctoral research, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the Alabama Greece Initiative, and more.
Here, you will find local and national news that features faculty and students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Most recently, A&S has been in the news for Dance Alabama, Dr. Matthew Therrell’s flood research, and more.
Actor’s Charitable Theatre Lend a Hand: Musical brings Dr. Seuss’ message of hope: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 25 A portion of the proceeds generated by the Actor’s Charitable Theatre’s production of “Seussical the Musical” will benefit Success By Six, an early childhood initiative of United Way of West Alabama. . . . Maggie Butler, a student at The University of Alabama, will portray Gertude McFuzz. She says she relates to the character on many levels. “Gertrude is this sort of hopeless […]
T.R.M. Howard On Martin Luther King’s birthday, remember also T.R.M. Howard: Washington Examiner – Jan. 15 As we mark Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 15, we should acknowledge the unsung contributions of earlier activists. Few deserve recognition more, or have received less, than Dr. T.R.M. Howard. (David T. Beito is a professor of history at The University of Alabama and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.) Neuroscience Discovery Researcher implores government to fill neuroscience discovery gap: Life Science Daily – […]
Tide Talks University students share “revolutionary” ideas: Crimson White – Dec. 3 Tide Talks, an offshoot of the famed TED Talks, is a student organization on campus that allows current University students to share their expertise or experience on an idea that they are passionate about. While TED Talks believes in “ideas worth spreading,” Tide Talks takes that a step further, believing that “ideas are revolutionary.” Kellie Wells Kellie Wells not preoccupied with the ‘real’ in her fiction: South Bend Tribune (Indiana) […]
Roy Moore Are evangelical voters giving a ‘blank check’ to Roy Moore?: Al.com – Nov. 12 Roy Moore has been a darling among the Protestant evangelical voter ever since his first social crusade in refusing to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery … The “evangelical voter” is a “nebulous term” that can include Southern Baptists, but also includes Pentecostal or the Holiness side of American Protestantism, according to Michael Altman, a religious studies professor at […]
From the October 2017 Desktop News | With funding from energy utilities, a team of researchers at The University of Alabama are collaborating with peers across the Southeast to understand the frequency and possible size of floods along the Tennessee River that pre-date reliable weather and streamflow records. With a better understanding of floods from the past 10,000 years, utilities can better prepare for historic natural disasters that could threaten dams and nuclear plants in and around the Tennessee River, said […]
Beautiful Colleges The South’s most beautiful colleges: Southern Living – Sept. 4 The South is home to some true beauty when it comes to our small towns, big cities, and everything in between; and we play host to some gorgeous, lauded universities to boot … The University of Alabama: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Founded in 1831, ua.edu, Known for its academic and football prowess, this college also boasts one of the South’s most gorgeous campuses, with a mix of Beaux Arts and Greek […]
Alabama Senate Race How ‘Big Luther’ can score a big comeback in Alabama’s Senate race: Al.com – Aug. 27 “Big” Luther Strange appears to be in big trouble ahead of a Sept. 26 runoff against conservative firebrand Roy Moore, recent polling suggests … William Stewart, professor emeritus of political sciences at The University of Alabama, said that Strange may have to become more like Trump and shed the “elitist” perception he’s received before the primary. “He lacks any charisma,” said Stewart. […]
The Alternative Right ‘Very fine people’ or white racists?: ‘Alt-right’ makes moves into the mainstream: Al.com – Aug. 20 Fascination about the “alt-right” has swelled in recent days, following violence in Charlottesville, Va., and President Donald Trump’s suggestions there were some “very fine people” at the demonstration who’ve been treated poorly by the media … Two University of Alabama political science professors are on the front line of analyzing the “alt-right,” short for the “alternative right,” the same group emboldened by […]