An article by Scientific American featured research by Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, on invasive bird species. Long dismissed as accidental tourists, birds that turn up outside their normal ranges may instead be pioneers.
A recent Travel & Leisure article mentioned UT Earth and Planetary Sciences Adjunct Research Professor Robert Riding’s stance on the uncovering of new fossils. Riding also was featured in a recent interview with The Guardian.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 interviewed History Professor Ernest Freeberg and doctoral student Josh Hodge about a project they are spearheading: The Cas Walker Stories Project, which seeks to tell stories of Cas Walker through Knoxville residents. Cas Walker was a politician, businessman, and legend in East Tennessee.
The work of Joshua Emery, Lawrence A. Taylor Associate Professor of Planetary Science, will be instrumental in a new NASA mission to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth that could help scientists better understand the early solar system.
Experts will talk about the latest research on everything from dinosaurs to bears and from nuclear fuel to infant behavior at this fall’s Science Forum.
Wired featured Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, in a recent story about human control over species population size.
The New York Post featured a study by Jill Mikucki in this story examining the crimson-colored waterfall called Blood Falls in Antarctica.
Joshua Fu, a UT professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his colleagues at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are applying a new methodology for predicting the demands that future climate and population changes could place on the nation’s energy grid.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant for more than $200,000 to UT’s Department of History for the James K. Polk Project, as reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Prison museums are proliferating and more popular than ever. Michelle Brown, associate professor of sociology, weighs in on the reasoning behind re-purposing former prisons into museum