Posts By: Lola Alapo

Hatcher Talks to WBIR about Sinkholes

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Bob Hatcher, professor of geology, spoke with WBIR-TV Channel 10 about the potential causes of a giant sinkhole on Alcoa Highway that snarled traffic for hours and created headaches for thousands of drivers.

Faculty and Staff Present, Receive Award at Engagement Scholarship Conference

UT attendees (from left) Lisa Davenport, Lola Alapo, Elizabeth Burman, Bob Kronick, and Jenny Retherford.

Five faculty and staff members shared the impact of UT’s work on various communities during a national conference in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier this month. The university also received a national award that recognized a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.

News Sentinel, WATE Highlight UT Arab Fest

The Knoxville News Sentinel and WATE highlighted UT’s third Arab Fest that aimed to exposed event goers to the vibrant culture of the Middle East, which is often in the headlines only for tragedy.

Students Invited to Learn About Twists, Turns and Knots in Math October 27

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UT students are invited to learn about topology—the twists, turns and knots in mathematics—and how it can be applied in real-life situations on Thursday, October 27. The 5:30 to 7 p.m. session will be in the Hallam Auditorium of the Claxton Education Building. It is free and open to undergraduates. Free pizza will be provided.

Second Annual Physics Pumpkin Drop October 28

The Society of Physics Students will host its second annual pumpkin drop on Friday, October 28. The event will begin at 4 p.m. on McClung Plaza beside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building with student organization booths and hands-on science demonstrations.

West Virginia Paper Features UT Effort to Spur Economic Development in Appalachia

Tim Ezzell, a UT political scientist, and other partners recently organized a stargazing party in Calhoun County Park in West Virginia. The park boasts one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The event was part of a project aimed at spurring economic development in distressed Appalachian communities. The West Virginia-based Parkersburg News and Sentinel featured the

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