Nearly 250 students from around the region took part in the 2017 East Tennessee History Day, a competition that gives young people a chance to demonstrate their knowledge of history through research. WATE-TV Channel 6 highlighted the competition.
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Teenagers who have symptoms of depression and who drink alcohol or use marijuana tend to use synthetic marijuana later in life, according to a new study co-authored by UT researcher Gregory Stuart. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, is the first of its kind to assess whether marijuana use is predictive over time of the use of synthetic cannabinoids—the group of chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana.
Daniel Feller, professor in the department of history and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, was recently interviewed by two national media outlets on President Trump’s admiration of President Andrew Jackson.
Professor in the Department of Geography and Fire Ecologist Henri Grissino-Mayer was interviewed by WATE and WVLT last month about the November 2016 wildfires in Sevier County.
UT and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) have partnered to create a new organization that aims to improve the success of students with disabilities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
A UT graduate student’s climate change research could aid researchers and conservationists working to save a threatened tree species known as whitebark pine—and by extension, preserve the primary food source of an American icon, the grizzly bear.
Margaret Scobey, a longtime public servant and former US ambassador to Syria and Egypt, has been named the UT Department of History’s outstanding alumna for 2017. She will be celebrated during the history department’s annual honors ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at the Frieson Black Cultural Center.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an “Ask a Physicist” Facebook Live question and answer session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, on the department’s Facebook page. Physicists Andrew Steiner and Jun Han will discuss neutron stars, the second most compact objects in the universe.
Zachary Ogburn, a second year chemistry graduate student, has developed a novel approach to monitor how microscopic algae adapt—a step that could help improve the marine environment.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 highlighted UT’s AustenFest, a three-day celebration of the work of 18th-century author Jane Austen. The event runs through Friday.