Robert “Jeff” Norrell‘s new biography, Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, continues to garner national acclaim. The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Journal Constitution both recently reviewed the book, which explores Haley’s literary influence. Read the Wall Street Journal review here. (Login required.) The Atlanta Journal Constitution review is also available online.
Tropical rainforests play a vital role in the well-being of our planet, soaking up carbon dioxide and helping stabilize the global climate. A study from a team of researchers at NIMBioS reveals new findings about the structure of tropical rainforests and how the trees in them interact with one another.
The Associated Press recently featured Derek Alderman, professor and head of the Department of Geography, in a story about New Orleans’ quest to make a break with its confederate past.
A renowned Asian studies scholar will discuss the origins of Chinese poetry in a lecture at UT on Thursday, January 14.
While tremendous progress has been made in eliminating malaria worldwide, about 3.2 billion people—nearly half the world’s population—are still at risk of the disease, according to the World Health Organization. A study from NIMBioS develops new methods to detect critical transitions in infectious disease epidemics, such as malaria.
In recent years, the argument that sexual orientation is innate has become a principal component of the advocacy for the rights of sexual minorities. That belief may not be the most effective way to promote more positive attitudes toward lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, according to new research from UT.
UT’s Humanities Center has announced the upcoming lineup for its annual “Conversations and Cocktails” series, which will begin January 12.
Four people affiliated with the university are on this year’s “40 Under Forty” list published Monday by the New Sentinel. This list recognizes “a group of young leaders who are leaving their mark on Knoxville through their professional and philanthropic efforts.”
Developed in collaboration between UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Joint Directed Research and Development program nurtures collaborative research from the two institutions. The program recently announced the selection of twelve UT faculty researchers to benefit from its current cycle of funding.
The Chicago Daily Herald interviewed Larry Taylor for a story exploring how the moon may have once been part of earth.