Once every four years, people from all nations marvel at the incredible feats of the greatest athletes in the world. What is it that allows them to run, jump, and throw faster and farther than the average person? David Bassett, head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, and a colleague have developed a course to answer that question.
The Christian Science Monitor featured the research of political science professor Anthony Nownes in a story examining whether celebrity endorsements could help or hurt candidates in the presidential race.
Nathan Kelly, associate professor of political science, wrote this column for The Hill tackling several topics including financial deregulation, the Republican Party repeating history and Democrats’ need to break from the recent past.
The Knoxville News Sentinel recently interviewed UT’s Colleen Jonsson who this summer is overseeing a group of undergraduate students from across the country who are using mathematical modeling to study how hantavirus spreads.
The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism website, interviewed Michelle Brown for a story examining how old penitentiaries are repurposed and given new life.
In a column for The Hill, Stuart Brotman writes that “from the beginning of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has led the charge against political correctness. Trump has continuously tested the boundaries of civic discourse.”
Mark Harmon, professor of journalism and electronic media and a former Knox County Commissioner, is writing a “Delegate Diary” for the News Sentinel from the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Daniel Simberloff about the global price of invasive species.
The British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) recently interviewed Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, for a story examining the fluid, shifting nature of desire and sexuality.
WATE-TV Channel 6 interviewed Anthony Nownes, professor of political science, for this story examining why some Knoxville voters are perplexed by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as presidential choices.