The New York Times recently reviewed Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation, a new biography written by Robert “Jeff” Norrell, UT professor of history.
December 1 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger—a move that launched a citywide boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, and other desegregation efforts. Six decades later, Parks’ act and subsequent civil rights endeavors provide an opportunity to teach black resistance differently, according to UT’s Derek Alderman and Joshua Inwood.
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.
There are twenty-eight individuals at the UT Library who are available for the needs of every individual graduate student. This is the second installment of a five-part series that will highlight each of the twenty-eight subject specific librarians to familiarize students with their subject matter and expertise.
With daylight saving time set for Sunday morning, UT experts are encouraging people to take advantage of the extra hour. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. Winding back clocks by one hour results in an extra hour of the day.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, as part of its Mars coverage, re-released a documentary about Terraforming Mars, which featured UT’s Harry “Hap” McSween. The piece examines a massive geo-engineering project of making the dry and barren Red Planet into an Earth-like new home for humanity. McSween noted that terraforming is closer to science fiction than science, and that everything from
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.
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.
In an article on Bloomberg View, Benjamin Barton, professor of law, says that things in the legal field aren’t so bad. Yes, lawyers are in trouble, but brighter days lie ahead as the industry corrects itself toward more stability.
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.