Arthur G. Haas, a longtime faculty member in the Department of History, passed away February 23. He was 90.
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More than 300 middle and high school students will demonstrate their historical research, knowledge, and creativity as they compete in the fifteenth annual East Tennessee History Day on Friday, March 4. The Department of History is co-sponsoring the event.
Larry Taylor, known for his research on planetary rocks from the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, as well as terrestrial rocks and diamonds from deep within the Earth, has been elected an honorary fellow of the Russian Mineralogical Society and Russian Academy of Sciences.
Derek Alderman has been elected vice president of the American Association of Geographers, the nation’s premier academic and professional geography organization. Alderman, head of the Department of Geography, begins his term this summer.
The Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Gordon Burghardt for a story exploring beluga whales’ whimsical and quirky behavior of blowing bubbles.
UT’s international students were challenged to take a photo that offers a snapshot of their home countries. The exercise culminated in a photo exhibit currently on display at the International House. WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured the exhibit.
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now visited UT’s Ethics Bowl to watch as fifteen high school teams tackled a series of controversial issues, ranging from racism to the use of natural resources.
UT students this month celebrated the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin with lectures, a puppet display, a cake contest, and a birthday party. The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the birthday party, which was held at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Indian Country Today interviewed history professor Dan Feller for a story that is part of a series exploring past presidents’ attitudes toward Native Americans, challenges and triumphs regarding tribes, and the federal laws and Indian policies enacted during their terms in office.
Ask a biofuel researcher to name the single greatest technical barrier to cost-effective ethanol, and you’re likely to receive a one-word response: lignin. To better understand exactly how lignin persists, researchers ORNL created one of the largest biomolecular simulations to date using the Titan supercomputer to track and analyze millions of atoms. The research was led by Jeremy Smith, UT Governor’s Chair based in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology.