Yahoo News interviewed Katy Chiles, associate professor of English, for a story regarding an idea held by most Americans and Brits between 1780s and early 1800s that race was determined by environment and diet.
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WUOT 91.9 FM interviewed Kate Brown ahead of her Department of History-sponsored lecture at UT this week.
WBIR Channel 10 recently featured Jay Rubenstein in a story about the newest round of MacArthur Fellows, a select group of people who receive the title of “genius” and $625,000 in recognition of their work.
The Nashville Scene highlighted Margaret Lazarus Dean’s recent book, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight.
Noriko Horiguchi was featured in Kitaab, a blog that seeks to empower and connect Asian writers and readers worldwide.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, as part of its Mars coverage, re-released a documentary about Terraforming Mars, which featured UT’s Harry “Hap” McSween. The piece examines a massive geo-engineering project of making the dry and barren Red Planet into an Earth-like new home for humanity. McSween noted that terraforming is closer to science fiction than science, and that everything from
Michael Fitzgerald spoke to the Knoxville News Sentinel about the voting histories of Knoxville City Council candidates.
Rosalind Hackett recently spoke with Local 8 Now about the importance of students understanding all religions so they know how they factor into national and international affairs.
The Washington Post featured Victor Ray in this story about “scientific” racism, a concept that uses scientific techniques or hypotheses to support a belief in racism, racial inferiority, or racial superiority. The article highlights Ray’s study that shows how racial assumptions lead to problematic policy decisions. The study, through a series of statistical models using
WBIR Channel 10 interviewed Harry “Hap” McSween about NASA’s announcement of new evidence indicating flowing water on present-day Mars.