Shellen Wu, assistant professor of history, discusses her new book, Empires of Coal: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920, in a podcast interview with the New Books in East Asian Studies website.
Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media, was featured in a segment from WATE’s Whitney Good. Swan talked with his classes this week about the on-air shooting deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia. “I’m sure that many of them are wondering, ‘Is this something I really want to do? Is this a dangerous occupation?’ And so I thought it would be good to talk about that,” said Swan.
Pratt and Whitney posted a highlight reel of UT quarterback Joshua Dobbs’ time interning there this summer.
Mark Dean was highlighted for his contributions to the modern world on WBIR.
ESPN featured Neyland Stadium and UT’s Department of Anthropology in this story about college football stadiums with colorful kinks and oddities. The Department of Anthropology, located inside the stadium in what used to be football players’ dormitory, houses more than 1,000 human skeletons.
Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English, will read from her work this month as part of the Writers in the Library series. The Maryville Daily Times featured Dean in a story.
The News Sentinel featured Derek Alderman’s research about Hurricane Katrina tattoos and how they’ve become living memorials.
In an article on Bloomberg View, Benjamin Barton, professor of law, says that things in the legal field aren’t so bad. Yes, lawyers are in trouble, but brighter days lie ahead as the industry corrects itself toward more stability.
Karla McKanders, associate professor of law and director of the UT Law Immigration Clinic, spoke to WBIR on August 21 about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, which includes ending birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented immigrants. Trump uses the controversial term “anchor babies” to describe these children.
Becky Bolen, professor of social work, was interviewed by John Becker of WBIR for the station’s Service and Sacrifice series. Bolen teaches in a College of Social Work program that trains social workers to help clients deal with mental health issues. Special elective courses for military and veterans’ needs are available. Stephanie Pilkay, a PhD student in the program, discussed how her family history of service led her to be interested in helping veterans get better care in the wake of traumatic events.