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Alderman, Butefish Pen News Sentinel Op-Ed about Importance of Geography in State Social Studies Standards

NEWS SENTINEL

Derek Alderman, head of the UT Department of Geography, and Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, wrote an opinion editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the importance of geography in state social studies curriculum as officials seek to revise the standards. They noted that geography is increasingly becoming a smaller part of the curriculum–which is a disadvantage to K-12 students.

WBIR Interviews Nownes About Election Indicators

WBIR-TV

WBIR-TV Channel 10 interviewed Anthony Nownes, professor of political science, about key election indicators that would offer clues about how local and national elections would work out.

Center for Transportation Research Names 2016 Fellows

The Center for Transportation Research at UT has established itself as a go-to source for information, research, and expertise in all areas of transportation. Recently, the CTR established its Faculty Fellows program to recognize some of the people who have helped advance that work. Now in its third year, the program has 15 members, including

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National, International Media Highlight McCracken Bat Flight Study

A UT new study by Gary McCracken, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shows that the Brazilian free-tailed bat can achieve flight speeds that are faster than those previously documented for any bat or bird, achieving short bursts of ground speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Several national and international media outlets including the Washington Post and WIRED have featured the research.