A&S in the News

A&S In the News – July 15-July 21

Five options for Sen. Jeff Sessions after Trump’s VP pick Anniston Star – July 15 This week, Alabama almost actually mattered in a presidential general election. Until Republican nominee Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions seemed a likely pick as Trump’s potential vice president. Trump may… Read more »

A&S In the News – July 8-July 14

To Live and Die on Facebook The Atlantic – July 11 The present remains quite grim. “It’s an extremely tragic moment in American life,” according to Utz McKnight, a professor of political science at the University of Alabama. For the Philando Castiles of the world, if there’s any solace to be found in these moments… Read more »

A&S in the News – July 2-July 8

Dig deeper into Old Cahawba history Selma Times-Journal – July 5 Old Cahawba Archaeological Park is giving visitors a chance to dig deeper into the history of Alabama’s first state capitol. The park will hold archaeological days on July 21-23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. On Friday, July 22 Dr. Virgil Beasley,… Read more »

A&S in the News – June 25-July 1

Australia Banned the Deadliest Guns 20 Years Ago and Hasn’t Seen a Fatal Mass Shooting Since The Science Explorer – June 27 Why can’t we? No matter what side of the gun debate you are on, there are some statistics that are worth taking a look at. First, according to a 2015 study by Adam… Read more »

A&S in the News- June 18-24

UA professor’s film earns award Tuscaloosa News – June 20 “Service to Man,” University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch’s first feature-length, earned the grand jury prize for best film Sunday at the 20th American Black Film Festival in Miami. The film was one of 25 selected to be showcased at the festival, which is… Read more »

A&S in the News- June 11-17

‘Here I Sit, Brokenhearted’ play on bathroom graffiti to debut at UA Tuscaloosa News – June 11 Of the four actors in “Here I Sit, Brokenhearted: A Bathroom Odyssey,” three admit it’s the oddest premise they’ve yet performed. “I did a show with Russians, speaking in Russian, and didn’t understand a word,” said Ian Anderson,… Read more »

A&S in the News- June 4-10

Alabama heads to Theatre Row in New York City Al.com – June 4 Director Seth Panitch and his production company, Poor Yorick Productions, are making their way to city that never sleeps with “Here I Sit Brokenhearted: A Bathroom Odyssey” at the Samuel Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row in New York City. The production is… Read more »

A&S in the News- May 28-June 3

University of Alabama professor wins Mark Twain Award Tuscaloosa News – May 31 A professor of English and creative writing at the University of Alabama, has been named the winner of the 2016 Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Contributions to Midwestern Literature. “I feel really good about the award,” Michael Martone said. “It came out… Read more »

A&S in the News- May 21-27, 2016

Learning English can bring academic success Tuscaloosa News – May 22 For some students, walking into a classroom for the first time is also the first time they are brought into American culture. Six years ago, Danica Gutierrez left Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with her family to come to the United States. She neither spoke nor… Read more »

A&S in the News- May 14-20, 2016

University of Alabama interim course looks at fantasy author Terry Pratchett Tuscaloosa News – May 14 Classics of fantasy — Heinlein, Tolkien, Herbert and the like — rest on Andrea Barton’s shelves. They’ve been read. Terry Pratchett’s books sprawl all over the kitchen, the bathroom, by the bed, everywhere. Those have been read, are being… Read more »