The Charleston Gazette-Mail featured research scientist Tim Ezzell in a story about the potential creation of a “dark sky” park in West Virginia. Fairmont State University architecture students have produced a conceptual design for a planned addition to Calhoun County Park, which boasts some of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The goal is to help draw stargazers to the site.
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The Huffington Post and Psychology Today highlighted Gordon Burghardt‘s research on animal behavior in a story examining how and why dogs play. Burghardt, a UT Alumni Distinguished Service Professor, holds appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
UK Yahoo! News featured the research of Yingkui Li in this story about how temperature rise can wipe out permafrost in Tibetan Plateau.
FactCheck.org highlighted the work of political science associate professor Nathan Kelly in a story examining Senator Rand Paul’s claims about inequality.
The Atlantic City Lab interviewed Derek Alderman for a story examining public spaces and streets named for Martin Luther King Jr. and the contrast between the name that signifies progress and the deplorable economic conditions of the communities.
Supercomputing simulations led by a joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory team could change how researchers understand the internal motions of proteins that play functional, structural and regulatory roles in all living organisms. The team’s results are featured in Nature Physics.
Tore Olsson, assistant professor of history, spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about how the Tennessee Valley Authority was used as a model of development across the globe.
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
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.