Erin Elizabeth Smith, poet, professor, and creative director for Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms, will serve as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at UT for the 2016-17 academic year.
A faculty member and three students recently led a writing workshop for African nuclear engineers, scientists, and policy makers. Russ Hirst, an associate professor of English, and three students traveled to Accra, Ghana, at the invitation of the African Centre for Science and International Security.
John Douglas Powers, assistant professor of sculpture, is Scholar of the Week.
Robert “Buddy” Moore, director of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, passed away Friday, May 20, after a battle with cancer. He was 68.
Michael H. Logan, a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, passed away Saturday, May 21. He was 74.
Utah Public Radio recently interviewed Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English, about her latest book which examines the final days of American space shuttle program
The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune quote Daniel Simberloff in stories about a disease that has killed more than one million oak and tanoak trees in coastal California.
The Christian Science Monitor cited David Anderson, associate head of the Department of Anthropology, in a story about research findings which indicate that stone tools, mastodon bones, and mastodon dung hold clues into the lives of prehistoric humans that lived in Florida.
The (Lenoir City) News-Herald recently featured several UT graduate students who visited Greenback School this month to teach sixth-grade students about science through a series of workshops related to ecosystems, DNA and termites.
The Washington Post recently interviewed Anthony Nownes, a professor of political science, for a story examining the impact of endorsements from celebrities and sports figures in this year’s presidential election.