Black students around US are speaking out over casual, everyday insensitivities and racism toward people of color that has been described as “microaggression.” The Associated Press and numerous national media outlets featured Jioni Lewis, assistant professor of psychology, in a story about this topic.
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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed Jeff Norrell’s new book, Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, a biography examining Haley’s literary influence.
When UT’s physicists got involved in neutrino physics by joining the KamLAND (Kamioka Liquid Scintillator Anti-Neutrino Detector) experiment in 1997, they weren’t looking for financial gain. Yet with the experiment’s recent selection for the Breakthrough Awards Fundamental Physics prize, their efforts will, quite literally, pay off.
Ten Tennessee high school students received $6,000 annual scholarships to UT in this year’s UT-Pro2Serve Math Contest, held October 27. The scholarship winners were: • Jackson Moody, Memphis University School, Memphis • Simon Li, McCallie School, Chattanooga • Joon-Sung Park, Brentwood High School, Brentwood • Haoming Ning, Pope John Paul II HS, Hendersonville • Tolson
The New York Times featured Joy Harjo’s poem, Fall Song, last week. Harjo is a new faculty member in the Department of English.
What works in science and what doesn’t and how do we know? As the academic community faces greater scrutiny from external funders as to how and why research or education programs work, the need for external evaluation has never been more apparent.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured UT’s human trafficking awareness event in this story examining the growing problem of modern day slavery.
History Professor Jeff Norrell recently published a new biography exploring the rise of author Alex Haley to national celebrity and his great literary influence. The Associated Press picked up the story, and it has been featured in numerous national news outlets.
USA Today interviewed Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program, for this story examining how protests over racism at a Midwestern university is a wake-up call for campuses nationwide and signals a new sense of racial consciousness.
onEarth magazine interviewed Vladimir Dinets for this story about the importance of bat guano to the existence of entire ecosystems.