Geography is more than maps, terrains, and places. It’s also history, climate change, human rights, population, transportation, and human behavior. With Geography Awareness Week beginning today, here’s a look at some fascinating—and very diverse—research being done by UT geographers.
China has long had the largest population of any country in the world, but its recent economic boom has presented it with a number of problems, especially transportation and air quality. UT researchers have been studying the use of e-bikes in China, and their new findings shed light on the demographic and geographic use of the new technology.
Jared Bruhin and John Edwards might have two of the most coveted jobs on campus. They’re Smokey’s handlers and his best pals. Bruhin and Edwards are responsible for everyone’s favorite bluetick coonhound while he’s on campus for game days and other appearances.
A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.
John Orme, a College of Social Work professor, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
A UT student belongs to an elite group of US Armed Forces troops whose war efforts in Afghanistan were chronicled in a major motion picture.
UT welcomes football fans and alumni to campus this Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for noon EST for the Volunteers’ game against the University of North Texas Mean Green. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, experts from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) explore some interesting perspectives on the nature of leadership in a new study.
Melissa Allen, postdoctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will focus on what we know—and don’t know—about global warming at this week’s Science Forum.
The Milestone Review Committee will hold the final two open forums later this month for the university community to discuss updates to Vol Vision, the university’s strategic plan, which serves as a roadmap for the Top 25 journey.