Reuters interviewed Yingjie Hu, assistant professor of geography, about an algorithm he has developed with collaborators that would improve the online mapping of disaster areas. Voice of America also picked up the story.
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The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the research of Jeremy Smith, which involves the use of supercomputer simulations to help discover a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. He is conducting the research with a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The Washington Post quoted Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, in a story exploring the changing ethnic and racial diversity in the United States.
The New York Times recently interviewed Barry Bruce, professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, for a story about the genetic tinkering of plants as a way to address hunger globally.
Learning between human social groups may be key to sustaining the environment, according to a new study that uses mathematical modeling to understand what factors most influence societies to conserve natural resources. Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), based at UT, conducted the research.
The Knoxville News Sentinel and the Tennessean spoke to Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor of geography, about the possible connection between the drought in the region and the wildfires.
Derek Alderman, head of the UT Department of Geography, and Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, wrote an opinion editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the importance of geography in state social studies curriculum as officials seek to revise the standards. They noted that geography is increasingly becoming a smaller part of the curriculum–which is a disadvantage to K-12 students.
Theresa Lee, dean of the UT College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected to serve on the executive board for the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences.
A joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project involving supercomputer simulations has played a key role in discovering a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance.
Louis Gross, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and mathematics, has been invited to join a National Academies of Sciences committee to set a vision for the emerging discipline of data science in undergraduate education in the United States.