Faculty & Staff News

The Scientist Interviews Shteynberg about Emotional Contagion

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The Scientist interviewed Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, for this story exploring ways through which emotions could be spread among people. His research has shown that emotional contagion is enhanced in group settings.

June Is National Safety Month

Each June, the National Safety Council and thousands of organizations across the country work to reduce the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities.

Tennessee Gets a Place at the Table with Newest Element: Tennessine

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One of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine. Proposed as a nod to researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and UT who helped confirm its existence, element 117 would be only the second to be named for a state. Since the name Tennessee has its origins in the name of the Cherokee village of Tanasi, it also becomes the first element with Native American roots.