David Icove recently discussed the wave of wildfires and the motivation behind arsonists with the Knoxville 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.
A joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project involving supercomputer simulations has played a key role in discovering a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance.
Louis Gross, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and mathematics, has been invited to join a National Academies of Sciences committee to set a vision for the emerging discipline of data science in undergraduate education in the United States.
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.
Faculty and experts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working with students from South-Doyle Middle School to rehabilitate a key portion of Knoxville’s urban wilderness.
UT’s Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) will participate in six of the 35 software development awards and one of four co-design center awards for the US Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP).
The White House recently announced a series of initiatives aimed at bringing artificial intelligence and automated machinery into more widespread use, with UT researcher Lynne Parker leading the way.
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
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.