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Professor Publishes First Book on Emerging Pathogen Ranavirus

Thousands of dead wood frog tadpoles associated with a ranavirus die-off in Maine (photo credit, Nathaniel Wheelwright)

A genus of emerging pathogens Ranavirus is thought to be the potential new culprit causing the decline and extinction of amphibians around the world. A new book by a UT professor provides insight on the viruses and guidance on urgent research directions to address them.

New York Times Reviews Dean’s ‘Leaving Orbit’

New York Times

In a New York Times review of Margaret Lazarus Dean’s “wonderfully evocative new book ‘Leaving Orbit,’” reviewer Michiko Kakutani describes the associate professor of English’s chronicle of “the beauty and the strangeness in the last days of American spaceflight, in the last moments of something that used to be cited as what makes America great” as a “heartfelt paean to, and elegy for, a remarkable collective undertaking. She captures both the science and poetry of NASA’s missions, and the romance of space travel.”

Local Memphis: Local Attorney Wants To Reopen 75-Year-Old Cold Case

Local Memphis this week highlighted the story of a retired West Tennessee attorney who has been investigating the cold case of the first NAACP member killed in the United States fighting for civil rights. Jim Emison turned to UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, also known as the Body Farm, last year for help in finding Elbert Williams’ body. The

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UT dialect coach brings characters to life through voice

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured Abigail Langham, UT’s new dialect coach, and her work with UT actors in this story. Langham, assistant professor of vocal production in the Department of Theatre, is a trained actress and vocal coach.

WDBJ 7: Lexington woman has personal ties to the Body Farm

Roanoke, Virginia-based television station WDBJ 7 recently featured a story about a woman who has ties to UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, also known as the Body Farm. The woman’s mother donated her body to help further the center’s research. Read and watch the story here.

UT Rail Experts Featured in Amtrak Crash Coverage

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David Clarke, director of UT’s Center for Transportation Research, and Mark Burton, who works at the center, have once again been able to provide valuable insight to national media in the wake of a rail disaster.

Gizmodo: The Science Behind Dogs That Detect Dead Bodies

Gizmodo recently highlighted two studies conducted at UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center–also known as the Body Farm–that discuss the chemical vapors and compounds produced by the body during decomposition. Read the story here.