Posts By: Lola Alapo

Salon: We were not wired for scary things

Salon featured the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, in a story that examines the spooky science of thrills and Halloween fear.

Local Media Outlets Cover Physics Students’ Pumpkin Drop Event

The Society of Physics Students dropped pumpkins frozen with liquid nitrogen from a height of 80 feet Friday near the Humanities and Social Sciences building as part of some Halloween fun. The event focused on science engagement and literacy. Several local media outlets covered the story.

WUOT Interviews Siddiqi Lecture Speaker

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Georgetown University scholar Jonathan Brown delivered UT’s second Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies on October 27. WUOT 91.9 FM interviewed Brown about the event, which was hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.

Chemistry Professor Elected Senator in Nation’s Oldest Academic Honor Society

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Jeff Kovac, professor of chemistry, has been elected as a senator in the nation’s oldest academic honor society. He was one of thirteen senators elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society this month. The society was founded December 5, 1776. Senators serve as directors who set the course for the society’s future and guide the society on policy matters that are carried out by the national office.

Arab Fest returns to UT

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The second annual Arab Fest will be held October 22-24 and aims to bring Arab traditions to the UT and local community. The News Sentinel wrote a story about the event.

Yahoo News: The Origins of Racist Thought

Yahoo News interviewed Katy Chiles, associate professor of English, for a story regarding an idea held by most Americans and Brits between 1780s and early 1800s that race was determined by environment and diet.