UA In the News — Feb. 5

  • February 5th, 2019

University of Alabama instructor’s free concert includes rock, pop, classical
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 5
A free concert Tuesday night at the University of Alabama will feature a wide variety of music, from classical to rock. Kevin Woosley, a UA instructor, will perform during “A Night at the Piano” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall at the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. Some of the pop songs on the program include Alabama’s “Dixieland Delight,” Toto’s “Africa,” the Steppenwolf classic “Magic Carpet Ride” and “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney movie “Moana.”

Segue: U. of Alabama’s Christine Taylor On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Edwardsville Intelligencer (Illinois) – Feb. 4
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s premier radio show that discusses the ideas and issues happening on campus and beyond, SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, spoke with Christine Taylor, PhD, vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion Sunday at The University of Alabama.
Alton Telegraph (Illinois) – Feb. 4

Anniversary of Autherine Lucy’s enrollment
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 4
Yesterday was a special and historic anniversary for the University of AlabamaOn February 3, 1956, Aurtherine Lucy attended her first class, marking the first African-American student to ever attend the Capstone. And the first African-American student to enroll at any public college or university in our state.
 
31 local municipalities join Junior League of Birmingham’s fight against human trafficking
BHam Now – Feb. 4
It’s a world problem, a national problem and a local problem that flows through our interstates every day … bout one year ago, the Department of Justice awarded the University of Alabama a grant to develop a statewide protocol to address human trafficking in Alabama.

Brianna Halbrook of Gilmer Awarded Degree from UA
 The Gilmer Mirror (Texas) – Feb. 4
Brianna Halbrook of Gilmer, TX (75644), has received the following from The University of Alabama: B.S. in Human Environmental Science. UA awarded some 2,065 degrees during its fall 2018 commencement Dec. 15.

Ryan Gunning of Orange Named to President’s List
Orange Patch (Connecticut) – Feb. 4
Ryan Gunning of Orange, CT (06477), was named to The University of Alabama President’s List for fall 2018. A total of 12,332 students enrolled during the 2018 fall term at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s).
Guilford Patch (Connecticut) – Feb. 4
Somers’ Hamlet Hub (Connecticut) – Feb. 4
The Mountaineer (Waynesville, North Carolina) – Feb. 4
Milford Patch (Connecticut) – Feb. 4
CNB News (New Jersey) – Feb. 4
Cullman Tribune – Feb. 4
Richmond Register (Kentucky) – Feb. 4
Oxford Patch (Connecticut) – Feb. 4
Victoria Advocate (Texas) – Feb. 4
Gainesville.com (Florida) – Feb. 4
Chadds Ford Live – Feb. 5
Hagerston Herald-Mail Media (Maryland) – Feb. 5
Cape Cod Today (Massachusetts) – Feb. 5
Racine Journal Times (Wisconsin) – Feb. 5
Rome (New York) Sentinel – Feb. 4
 
“Say Their Name” Museum opens at University of Alabama
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 4
The names of slaves who initially built the University of Alabama campus nearly 200 years ago went on display Monday at the Intercultural Diversity Center. Students are able to see around 100 names of the people enslaved on the Capstone at the “Say Their Name” museum.

Class focuses on Virginia Governor’s racist photo
NBC 13 (Birmingham) – Feb. 4 
The ongoing story of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. You’ve heard about this, how he’s dealing with backlash from his medical school yearbook photo including images of someone in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan robe. The story is now being discussed at the University of Alabama. That’s where one professor is using it to talk to students about race and diversity.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 4
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 4

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.