Posts By: Whitney Heins

WUOT: East Tennessee Geologist Marks Curiosity’s First Year on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been poking, prodding, and sniffing the rocks around Mars in an attempt to better understand its past and present. Linda Kah, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, is a part of the science team investigating Mars and spoke with WUOT’s All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth about what Curiosity has learned in its first year, and the exciting “road trip” yet to come.

News Sentinel: UT to study needs of HIV/AIDS patients in Appalachia

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a study being conducted by professors in the College of Nursing which will study needs of  HIV/AIDS patients in Appalachia to find out more about the limited legal, emotional and medical help available to people dying of the disease in the region. The study, funded with a $420,000 grant from

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Anthropology News: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

UT’s Department of Anthropology is excited to announce its Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights program formally begins in fall 2013. The need and purposed was documented by Anthropology News. “I want to do human rights and forensic anthropology, not just forensics,” said one student in the article. The student, like others, was frustrated and discouraged

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NIMBioS Study Finds Chronic Harvesting Threatens Tropical Tree

Chronic harvesting of a tropical tree that many local communities in Western Africa depend on can alter the tree’s reproduction and drastically curtail fruit and seed yields over the tree’s lifetime, according to a new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at UT.

UTRF Welcomes Jarett Abramson as Senior Staff Attorney

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) has announced Jarett Abramson as the organization’s senior staff attorney. Abramson has been working in intellectual property law since 1998. Prior to joining UTRF, he served as senior counsel for Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis where he worked in intellectual property licensing, commercial and intellectual property litigation, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications.

Nazarewicz Named UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow

Witold Nazarewicz, James McConnell Distinguished Professor of Physics, has been selected as a 2013 UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow. The rank of corporate fellow –among Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s highest honors—recognizes the researchers’ significant accomplishments and continuing leadership in their scientific, engineering and technological fields.

UT Featured in Great American Country Series

UT will be featured in an upcoming episode of Great American Country’s The Willis Clan. The show follows a multitalented family of twelve children and their parents who live in Nashville. The Willis children are accomplished dancers, musicians, athletes, and writers. The show will air at 8 p.m. on GAC on Thursday August, 1.

WUOT: Primitive Art and AIDS in Appalachia

Jan Simek, distinguished science professor in the Department of Anthropology, was interviewed by WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper for their series, The Method, which explores the intersection of science and society. Simek talked about how archaeologists study some of the oldest cave art in North America.  In the series, WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth interviewed to researcher Joanne Hall,

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