The Washington Post interviewed Susan Riechert, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, for a story about a giant blanket of spiderwebs that appeared in West Tennessee during Thanksgiving week.
Knoxville-born actress Dale Dickey—who has been called “the reigning queen of Southern gothic”— will return to UT on Friday, December 11, to receive an honorary degree and address new graduates. Commencement ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. More than 2,300 students are graduating this fall—1,795 undergraduates, 559 graduate students, and seven law students.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail featured research scientist Tim Ezzell in a story about the potential creation of a “dark sky” park in West Virginia. Fairmont State University architecture students have produced a conceptual design for a planned addition to Calhoun County Park, which boasts some of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The goal is to help draw stargazers to the site.
The Huffington Post and Psychology Today highlighted Gordon Burghardt‘s research on animal behavior in a story examining how and why dogs play. Burghardt, a UT Alumni Distinguished Service Professor, holds appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
UK Yahoo! News featured the research of Yingkui Li in this story about how temperature rise can wipe out permafrost in Tibetan Plateau.
FactCheck.org highlighted the work of political science associate professor Nathan Kelly in a story examining Senator Rand Paul’s claims about inequality.
They’ve dubbed it “Appalachia 4G”—a proposed plan to use smartphone technology to spur business development and tourism in Johnson County, Tennessee.
To promote the practice of family dinners and to reach out to our community members, the Clarence Brown Theatre, with support from the Junior League of Knoxville, invites the campus community to its first-ever CBT Family Feast to accompany the A Christmas Carol production on Thursday, December 10.
The Atlantic City Lab interviewed Derek Alderman for a story examining public spaces and streets named for Martin Luther King Jr. and the contrast between the name that signifies progress and the deplorable economic conditions of the communities.
Supercomputing simulations led by a joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory team could change how researchers understand the internal motions of proteins that play functional, structural and regulatory roles in all living organisms. The team’s results are featured in Nature Physics.