Posts By: Lola Alapo

Documentary about CBT’s The Busy Body to Air on PBS November 5

A documentary that chronicles the Clarence Brown Theatre’s spring production of The Busy Body will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5. Viewers will see key scenes and learn more about the making of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy.

WBIR Covers UT Weather Balloon Launch

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in September launched a weather balloon from campus in conjunction with two UT geography classes. WBIR-TV Channel 10 covered the launch in this story. The activity demonstrated how students collect upper air data, which will increase their understanding of upper atmosphere such as temperature, moisture and wind

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KNS: Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ Tells Universal Story of Love and Loss

The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the Clarence Brown Theatre‘s recent production of Three Sisters, a play by Russian author Anton Chekhov that explores the themes of reality, dreams, love and loss. Michael Fry, a London-based director, guest-directed the play, which he said was likely the playwright’s best. “I think having worked in it for four weeks

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Science Pubs Highlight Blum Hurricane Study

Michael Blum, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, recently published a study in the journal Ecosphere about the socioecological disparities in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.  Several science publications picked up  the article including Science News Online and Science Daily. The paper’s findings are particularly topical as communities in Texas and Florida continue to rebuild

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WBIR: Gordon Explains How to Use H.A.L.T Model in Relationships

Kristina Gordon, UT psychology professor and relationship expert, explained to WBIR-TV Channel 10 when it is a good versus bad time to have a talk about conflict. Gordon says that it is smart to use the H.A.L.T Model when dealing with conflict in a relationship. She said it is best to not handle conflict when you

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WVLT: UT Students Roam Planet Mars with New Glasses

WVLT-TV Local 8 Now reported that UT students can now roam the planet Mars with new glasses. Using new Hololens designed by Microsoft, students can actually virtually walk on the planet, while studying the sandy, rocky terrain. Linda Kah, a UT carbonate sedimentology and geochemistry professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said

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National, International Media Feature Drumheller-Horton Prehistoric Croc Identification

Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, was part of a team that identified a new species of delta crocodile. These giant prehistoric crocodiles roamed the coasts and waterways of what’s now north-central Texas about 95 million years ago. Scientists say the Deltasuchus motherali, named after a dig

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UT Professor Comments in Science News on History of Edrioasteroid Tube Feet

Science News reports that like sea stars, ancient echinoderms used to eat, breathe and scuttle around the seafloor with tiny tube feet. Scientists suspected that the ancient marine invertebrates, called edrioasteroids, had tube feet. A set of unusually well-preserved fossils from around 430 million year ago–described September 13 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B–provides

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KNS Interviews Grzanka about Proposed Changes to Knox Schools’ Protected Groups List

The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Patrick Grzanka, a member of the Tennessee Equality Project and UT assistant professor of psychology, about proposed changes to Knox County Schools’ list of protected groups under its harassment policy. The Knox County school board reversed course after LGBT activists pushed back on a proposal to remove language explicitly protecting gay, lesbian and transgender

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Fitzgerald Speaks to News Sentinel about Opposition Groups

Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Georgiana Vines spoke with Michael Fitzgerald, a professor of political science, about the rise and activism of groups in response to the election of President Donald Trump. She highlighted two groups–the Women’s March Coalition and Indivisible East Tennessee. What these two groups share besides some members is a desire to be “expressive,” Fitzgerald

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