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WBIR Features Students’ Voterpalooza Event

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A group of students organized Voterpalooza this week to help their peers learn about candidates and public policy issues. WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured the event.

In Memoriam: Leonard Handler

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Leonard Handler, a longtime professor in the Department of Psychology, passed away February 6. He was 79. Handler came to UT in 1964. He supervised graduate students in the clinical doctoral program.

News Sentinel interviews Nownes for Story on Presidential Race

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New Hampshire may be ground zero this week in the race for the White House, but in three weeks Tennessee voters will help pick their parties’ nominees for president. The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Anthony Nownes, a professor of political science, for a story about the presidential race.

Huffington Post, Other Outlets Highlight LGBT Study

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Patrick Grzanka and Joe Miles’s study on sexual orientation belief continues to garner national and international attention. The Huffington Post and other media outlets have highlighted the research, which suggests that “born this way” beliefs may not be the key to reducing homophobia.

UT-ORNL Study: No Double Magic for Calcium-52

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Nuclear theorists from UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among the researchers who have found that Calcium-52 doesn’t quite have the magic scientists once thought.

Researcher Urges Caution on Rewilding to Restore Wild Spaces

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Efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals have become increasingly popular in recent years. A study co-authored by Dan Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, says scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of this form of restoration is limited at best. The introduction of species into new places is often met with unexpected negative consequences for the environment.