Thirty-day challenges are all the rage right now, whether it’s to lose weight, save money, or make some other personal improvement. Clarence Brown Theatre artist-in-residence Jillie Eves recently committed to her own challenge: thirty Knoxville paintings in thirty days. “About two years ago I started listening to the podcast Artist Helping Artist,” said Eves. “The host, Leslie
The National Endowment for the Humanities featured Aleydis Van de Moortel’s project, an excavation of the small Greek islet of Mitrou, which dates back to the Bronze Age.
Science Magazine featured an upcoming NASA mission that launches this week to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth that could help scientists better understand the early solar system. The article mentions the role of Harry “Hap” McSween, professor emeritus of planetary geoscience, in this mission.
Scientific American recently revealed that scientists know very little about bats outside the United States. Jessica Welch, a doctoral candidate in UT’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, hopes to fix this issue.
An article by Scientific American featured research by Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, on invasive bird species. Long dismissed as accidental tourists, birds that turn up outside their normal ranges may instead be pioneers.
A recent Travel & Leisure article mentioned UT Earth and Planetary Sciences Adjunct Research Professor Robert Riding’s stance on the uncovering of new fossils. Riding also was featured in a recent interview with The Guardian.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 interviewed History Professor Ernest Freeberg and doctoral student Josh Hodge about a project they are spearheading: The Cas Walker Stories Project, which seeks to tell stories of Cas Walker through Knoxville residents. Cas Walker was a politician, businessman, and legend in East Tennessee.
Wired featured Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, in a recent story about human control over species population size.
The New York Post featured a study by Jill Mikucki in this story examining the crimson-colored waterfall called Blood Falls in Antarctica.
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.