Education & Society News

Huffington Post Features Column by Misty Anderson

UT English professor Misty Anderson wrote a column for The Huffington Post sharing a recap of Ben Shapiro’s visit to campus. Sharpiro, a former Breitbart editor, radio talk show host, curator of his own opinion site The Daily Wire, is on a speaking tour visiting college campuses across the country. His message is the vulnerability

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Inside Science Quotes Astrophysicist Guidry on Multi-Messenger Events

In October, scientists announced the first observation of a cosmic event with both gravitational waves and light. As reported by Inside Science, the detection of this event with both gravitational waves and light is an example of what scientists call multi-messenger astronomy. UT astrophysicist Mike Guidry says, “Multi-messenger events are really the holy grail, with

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Toxic Snakes Know They’re Toxic, Agrees Burghardt in New Scientist

UT professor Gordon Burghardt teamed up with Akira Mori, a professor at Kyoto University in Japan, to study how different snakes respond when fed toxic foods. In a recent New Scientist article, their researched showed that when snakes were fed toxic toads, they became aware they were toxic and would respond to threats with nuchal

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KNS Interviews Grzanka about Proposed Changes to Knox Schools’ Protected Groups List

The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Patrick Grzanka, a member of the Tennessee Equality Project and UT assistant professor of psychology, about proposed changes to Knox County Schools’ list of protected groups under its harassment policy. The Knox County school board reversed course after LGBT activists pushed back on a proposal to remove language explicitly protecting gay, lesbian and transgender

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