The News Sentinel recently featured Ben Fitzpatrick, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in a story about mudpuppies, one of the largest aquatic salamanders in the eastern US. Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on population genetics, conservation biology and vertebrate biology. Read the full News Sentinel story online. (login required)
Last week’s Supreme Court ruling granting marriage rights to same-sex couples put two College of Law professors in the spotlight. Professor Wendy Bach spoke with WUOT, WATE and the News Sentinel. Michael Higdon was interviewed by WBIR and the Commercial Appeal. Richard Pacelle, Supreme Court expert and political science professor, also was interviewed by the News Sentinel.
Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography and Africana studies, was recently interviewed by WATE and WBIR. Inwood gave historical context to the national discussion happening about continued use of the Confederate battle flag. Inwood is among faculty featured in the UT Experts Guide.
A recent segment on the witty and irreverent Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured history professor Dan Feller in a clip from the 2008 PBS documentary Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency.
Summer undergraduate research was the focus of a recent article by the News Sentinel’s MJ Slaby. The piece details the rising number of undergraduates participating in research opportunities to gain career experience and make connections while making income.
In a post called “Dear Hollywood, It’s Time to Start Making Films About Real Black Nuns” for the website For Harriet, Shannen Dee Williams writes about the history of black women in the Catholic Church.
The Integrative Paleontologists blog on the PLOS Blogs website praised UT’s McClung Museum for their Jurassic World tie-in advertising campaign.
The Clarence Brown Theatre will open its season this September with a comedy called The 39 Steps. It features four actors playing more than 100 characters. Those characters require the American actors to use British and Scottish accents and they’re getting some training from UT’s new dialect coach Abi Langham. WBIR-TV Channel 10 recently featured Langham
Twenty-four law enforcement personnel from thirteen agencies across the United States are taking part in a five-day outdoor recovery course this week at the Anthropology Research Facility. They are recovering human remains and learning how to obtain evidence from decomposed and buried bodies. The training will better prepare them for the range and variation of homicide scenes
Forbes magazine highlighted UT’s Anthropology Research Facility, commonly known as the Body Farm, as one of the best in the nation that conducts pioneering research and works with law enforcement to bring killers to justice. The facility is the first of its kind in the world. It also has generated the William M. Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, the