Social media chatter during this week’s vice-presidential debate was overwhelmingly negative toward both candidates—and those negative feelings carried over to the presidential candidates. Those were among the main takeaways reported by UT’s Political Social Media Research Group.
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A noted entomologist, nature photographer and explorer will speak at UT on Tuesday, October 11. Mark Moffett, also known as Doctor Bugs, will present a lecture exploring the connection between social identity and the evolution of societies. He is a research associate in entomology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.
Interested in birding or wildlife photography? Enjoy playing Pokémon Go and catching imaginary creatures? If so, you may simply be expressing your inner hunter. So says a new study from Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor of psychology at UT. Dinets used himself as a case study to demonstrate that at least some humans do have a hunting instinct—or, more precisely, an innate interest in finding and catching prey.
An Indiana University professor will address feminism in Islamic societies during a lecture Tuesday, October 25. Asma Afsaruddin will give the third Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies at 5:30 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. It is free and open to the public.
Shannen Dee Williams, assistant professor of history, recently published an essay in History News Network examining Georgetown University’s connection to black nuns and its role in advancing racial justice in the Catholic Church
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now recently interviewed UT’s Garriy Shteynberg and Bill Fox about how a win or loss affects sports fans and how the outcome of games affect the economy.
The Christian Science Monitor recently interviewed UT’s Joshua Emery for a story examining why dwarf planet Pluto is so icy.
UT’s Krista Wiegand and Brandon Prins recently discussed the changing face of terrorism with WATE-TV Channel 6.
Rich Pacelle, head of the Department of Political Science, spoke to WBIR-TV Channel 10 about a few reasons student voter registration may be low this election season.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 interviewed Anthony Nownes, professor of political science, about what viewers could expect to hear during the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.