The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a grant for more than $200,000 to UT’s Department of History for the James K. Polk Project, as reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Prison museums are proliferating and more popular than ever. Michelle Brown, associate professor of sociology, weighs in on the reasoning behind re-purposing former prisons into museum
The Conversation interviewed Asafa Jalata of sociology about country-wide protests in Ethiopia.
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now and the Daily Beacon featured an essay by Marilyn Kallet, UT professor of English and a poet. Her essay is in response to crises that have occurred in the nation and the world.
Academic Minute featured Julia Jaekel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies. Jaekel collaborated with Hillary Fouts, director of graduate studies, to explain why it’s important for refugee mothers to keep homeland child caring practices.
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now interviewed Dawnie Steadman, director of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, for a story examining why more and more people are choosing to forgo burials upon death and instead donate their bodies to science.
In a column for the News Sentinel, UT President Joe DiPietro writes about challenges facing higher education institutions.
Lola Alapo from the Office of Communications and Marketing spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about spending two weeks this summer teaching English in China. She was one of a group of twenty-eight UT faculty, staff, and students who took the trip.
The Knoxville Mercury highlighted this year’s line up for Public Cinema, a series showing recent independent movies from around the world. UT’s Paul Harrill and Darren Hughes launched the Public Cinema a year ago.
Gizmodo, Science Daily, and Phys.org recently featured a study co-authored by Kristen Savell, a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. The paper is among the first to document how evolutionary selection has shaped variation in human limbs across the globe.