The American Association for the Advancement of Science has appointed as fellows two researchers with UT ties. The association is honoring C. Neal Stewart Jr. and Parans Paranthaman for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. Stewart is a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences in the UT Institute of Agriculture. He
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A prestigious aquatic science organization has appointed a UT microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm as one of its fellows. Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor in the Department of Microbiology, is part of the inaugural class of sustaining fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured two UT faculty members in a story that gathered reaction from the Knoxville Muslim community following the Paris terrorist attacks.
The Utah Standard Examiner interviewed Robert Durán for this story about the nuanced purposes and memberships of gangs.
The Wall Street Journal featured Shannen Williams in this story about a great-grandmother who is one of two black Catholic nuns in the white order of the Sisters of St. Francis.
Black students around US are speaking out over casual, everyday insensitivities and racism toward people of color that has been described as “microaggression.” The Associated Press and numerous national media outlets featured Jioni Lewis, assistant professor of psychology, in a story about this topic.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed Jeff Norrell’s new book, Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, a biography examining Haley’s literary influence.
When UT’s physicists got involved in neutrino physics by joining the KamLAND (Kamioka Liquid Scintillator Anti-Neutrino Detector) experiment in 1997, they weren’t looking for financial gain. Yet with the experiment’s recent selection for the Breakthrough Awards Fundamental Physics prize, their efforts will, quite literally, pay off.
Ten Tennessee high school students received $6,000 annual scholarships to UT in this year’s UT-Pro2Serve Math Contest, held October 27. The scholarship winners were: • Jackson Moody, Memphis University School, Memphis • Simon Li, McCallie School, Chattanooga • Joon-Sung Park, Brentwood High School, Brentwood • Haoming Ning, Pope John Paul II HS, Hendersonville • Tolson
The New York Times featured Joy Harjo’s poem, Fall Song, last week. Harjo is a new faculty member in the Department of English.