An archaeological project at UT to document the Battle of Fort Sanders will kick off with a forum to garner public input about the initiative. The forum will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21, in the auditorium of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
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Gizmodo recently highlighted two studies conducted at UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center–also known as the Body Farm–that discuss the chemical vapors and compounds produced by the body during decomposition. Read the story here.
Independent Magazine has highlighted the work of UT professors and filmmakers Ashley Maynor and Paul Harrill. The duo recently debuted a web documentary, The Story of Stuff, about grief and mourning. Read the story here. Maynor is a UT digital humanities librarian. Harrill is an associate professor in the School of Art.
The Leadership Academy has announced its next cohort class for the 2015–2016 academic year. The academy is a collaborative venture between UT and Knox County Schools that prepares individuals to become new school principals.
WATE Channel 6 recently featured UT’s Grief and Loss program, an initiative of the College of Social Work. The program helps Knoxville community members deal with the loss of a pet by offering support groups where they can share feelings they’re experiencing — from sadness to relief — in a space with people who are dealing
Jill Mikucki, a microbiology assistant professor, was part of a team that detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system called SkyTEM. The hidden interconnected lakes could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. They also may provide the basis for future exploration of a subsurface habitat
WATE Channel 6 recently interviewed Karee Dunn about tips on how parents can help their children deal with the stress of taking the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program exams, or TCAPs. Dunn is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Watch the story here. WBIR
Several media outlets have highlighted the Libraries’ new online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies that were taken in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s by a Townsend businessman. Folk songs performed by local musicians have been added to the originally silent film clips. The story appeared in outlets including the Associated
Enjoy new merchandise and up to 70 percent off at the McClung Museum Store’s annual spring sale from April 25 through May 5. Museum members and UT students will receive an additional 10 percent off all purchases.
WBIR Channel 10 highlighted UT’s Educators Hall of Honor, which recognizes educators who have significantly influenced students’ lives. The induction ceremony took place this week and recognized educators including renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and six others. The station interviewed Giovanni in downtown Knoxville. Watch it here. Other media outlets also featured the hall of honor, including the Tennessean.