Our way of thinking about nostalgia has turned upside down in recent years. Jeff T. Larsen, a professor of psychology, told the New York Times that research suggests music is also a quick way to spark nostalgia. It can elicit both positive and negative emotions, and sometimes we purposely decide to leverage it when we
Jennifer Schweitzer, associate professor and associate head in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, recently published a study on tree migration in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. Findings from the study were mentioned by Mother Nature Network, Climate Wire, and Scientific American.
UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center has been studying the human body and how it decays for decades. A recent discovery could have an immediate impact on court cases across the globe, as reported by WBIR.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported on news that English professor Joy Harjo was recently recognized for her work. Harjo has been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a $100,000 prize that annually recognizes the work of a living American poet for outstanding lifetime accomplishments.
In a study published recently in the Journal of Glaciology, researchers report new information on Blood Falls. Multiple outlets—including Simple Most, Bustle, Outdoor Hub, and Popular Science—reported on the recent findings. This study confirms the speculation of a 2015 paper by Jill Mikucki, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, into a confirmed fact—and includes some findings that could have major implications for our warming planet, too.
Dozens of Gatlinburg residents, many of them wearing matching t-shirts that read “Gatlinburg wildfire survivors,” crowded into city hall Tuesday night to voice concerns and complaints related to the November Sevier County wildfires and how they’ve been handled by the city. Among the voices heard Tuesday was Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor in the Department of Geography, who
National Geographic spoke with UT’s Daniel Simberloff about how a 150-year-old effort to restore remote Ascension Island in the Atlantic may help humans add trees to Mars and possibly save Earth.
Gizmodo recently had a story examining how mitochondria — the powerhouse of the cell — might be a little more powerful and hotter than once thought. The story is based on a new, but not yet peer-reviewed, study conducted by an international team of scientists–including UT’s Maitreyi Das.
The trend among consumers to shop for goods and services online has increased the threat of price fixing—and that could significantly impact your wallet.
WUOT’s Victor Agreda recently interviewed Richard Pacelle, department head and professor in the Department of Political Science, regarding changes within the United States Supreme Court and how they could affect Tennessee.