East Tennesseans were able to see the supermoon this week, but your view may have been clouded by smoke from area fires. The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with Sean Lindsay, astronomy coordinator in UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, about how the smoke affected the color of the moon.
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Students in the Department of Geography are inviting the campus community to a free food tasting and to learn about the many ways the field of geography impacts the world on Friday, November 18.
Ets Haim library—the oldest Jewish library in the world—will celebrate its 400th anniversary with a symposium on November 24. Gregory Kaplan, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and a professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, will be among those attending this historic event in Amsterdam. He is a featured speaker for the symposium.
UT students will have an opportunity to showcase their design talents and retail know-how in a national design competition sponsored by Robin-Ruth, an international casual lifestyle brand. The company selected UT to participate as one of six high-ranking retail programs in the United States.
A UT new study by Gary McCracken, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shows that the Brazilian free-tailed bat can achieve flight speeds that are faster than those previously documented for any bat or bird, achieving short bursts of ground speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Several national and international media outlets including the Washington Post and WIRED have featured the research.
The Scientist interviewed Steven Wilhelm of the Department of Microbiology, for a story examining the cause of the destruction of archaea–single-celled microorganisms–on the deep sea floor.
The Society of Physics Students hosted its second annual pumpkin drop during Halloween weekend.
The Knoxville News Sentinel and the Tennessean featured the event.
Bob Hatcher, a professor of geology, spoke with WBIR-TV Channel 10 about small earthquakes that have occurred lately in East Tennessee.
Victor Ray, an assistant professor of sociology, penned an essay for Inside Higher Ed addressing “mesearch,” patronizing slander directed against scholars of color.
Morgan County middle and high school students got a hands-on lesson on ways the field of geography can address real-world problems through technology, courtesy of staff and students from UT’s Department of Geography.