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Dongarra Named to Key Advisory Committee for Telescope Project


Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory, has been named to the Scientific and Engineering Advisory Committee for the Square Kilometer Array, a project to build a telescope with a total collection surface the size of one square kilometer.

News Sentinel Talks to Faculty Members about Temple Destruction in Syria

Erin Darby, assistant professor of religious studies, and Robert Darby, a lecturer in art history, talked to the News Sentinel earlier this month about the destruction of antiquities in Palmyra, Syria, by the group Da’esh, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The couple conduct research in the area and are the directors of the ‘Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project in southern Jordan. The Times Free Press in Chattanooga also published the story.

McKanders Questions Trump’s Immigration Plan

Karla McKanders, associate professor of law and director of the UT Law Immigration Clinic, spoke to WBIR on August 21 about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, which includes ending birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented immigrants. Trump uses the controversial term “anchor babies” to describe these children.

Professor: Empower Bystanders to Stop Bullying


For students who are subject to bullying, school can be a daunting place to spend eight hours a day. Professor David Dupper suggests empowering bystanders to help put a stop to the destructive behavior.

Heminway Shares Insight with Vice, Tribune-Review

Joan MacLeod Heminway, W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law, spoke with Vice on the new Tennessee law that allows people to break into parked cars to save animals believed to be in danger from heatstroke. Heminway also spoke to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about issues of disclosure in a land deal by Mylan NV.

Accounting Expert Interviewed by Bloomberg Politics

In a recent article for Bloomberg Politics, Associate Professor LeAnn Luna was interviewed about the impact uninsured people have on hospitals in the state. President Barack Obama visited Tennessee last week to talk about the Affordable Care Act. Luna holds a joint appointment with the department of accounting and information management and the Center for

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Bacteria the Newest Tool in Detecting Environmental Damage

Terry Hazen

Terry Hazen, the Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, a joint UT-ORNL appointment, is working with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.