This summer, national and local media have drawn upon the expertise of UT faculty members to learn about this phenomenon and to help the public prepare to view it safely.
UT’s Sindhu Jagadamma and Rachel Patton McCord are recipients of the 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Chancellor Beverly Davenport recently presented plaques to Jagadamma, assistant professor of biosystems engineering and soil science, and McCord, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, in recognition of the honor.
The Maryville Daily Times featured Bohon’s research, which has uncovered ways white supremacist groups have attempted to infiltrate mainstream environmental organizations in an effort to covertly push anti-immigrant agendas.
Several local outlets highlighted a UT aerospace workshop that showed educators fun ways to bring STEM education into the classroom through hands-on activities.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured research from The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) that is investigating La Crosse Encephalitis, a rare-mosquito-borne illness.
With the advent of Elvis Week August 11, one UT expert examines how the intense devotion of Elvis fans has kept his memory alive and extended his influence four decades after his death.
A newly discovered photograph suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands. Richard Jantz, a UT forensic anthropologist, told Live Science the photo cannot be taken into fact just yet. Jantz has been studying known photos of Earhart to match measurements of bone fragments found on Nicumaroro Island in the 1940s.
WBIR TV Channel 10 recently interviewed Bruce McKee, UT professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, for a story examining genetic testing.
UT professor of psychology Dawn Szymanski recently published a study in the Psychology of Women Quarterly that suggests that women who work in restaurants that require their bodies to be on display through revealing uniforms may experience higher levels of anxiety and disordered eating. The study found that female servers in these types of restaurants—dubbed “breastaurants”
A team of UT undergraduates and one postdoctoral researcher penned a column for The Root exploring the causes of the Flint, Michigan water crisis and questioned which parties are to be held responsible. The water crisis poisoned Flint residents and a government investigation has brought forth charges as a result. The column’s writers include Louise Seamster,