Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, recently published a study showing that Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, which could end up having a negative effect on native species. Several publications featured the work.
Alyxandria Wszolek wrote about the role nuclear power plays in the United States.
Terry Hazen addressed the practicality of a new idea in water treatment.
Penny White, a UT Law professor and former Tennessee Supreme Court justice, recently discussed the ousting of Fairfax County, Virginia, Justice Jane Marum Roush in an interview with the Washington Post. In the article, White says that the lack of female judicial appointments in Virginia and nationwide are both direct results of gender bias in the appointment process.
Alumnus William Carey Bateman III (’15) has been working in Budapest, Hungary, over the past few weeks, witnessing firsthand the refugee crisis in Europe. He recently described his experiences in a guest column for The Commercial Appeal.
Jessica Hay, an assistant professor of psychology and director of UT’s Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, has received a five-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how infants acquire language. The Associated Press and several media outlets featured the news including WATE-TV, the San Francisco Chronicle, Columbus, Indiana-based The Republic, WDEF in Chattanooga, and Nashville-based WSMV-TV.
Klaus Blache, the director of the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT, recently had the opportunity to write an opinion piece for the magazine Maintenance Technology. Blache addressed businesses on the topic of fixing “low-hanging fruit.”
Sergey Gavrilets recently spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about human warfare and how it has evolved over time. Gavrilets, distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is one of the organizers of a three-day workshop that will explore warfare in human societies and how it has potentially acted as a source of natural selection for biological and cultural evolution.
The UT chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom gained national attention for their September 11 memorial last week. The group placed 2,977 flags on the lawn of Humanities Plaza to honor the lives lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks. The Washington Post talked to Meredith Maroney, a co-organizer of the event.
Erin Darby, assistant professor of religious studies, and Robert Darby, a lecturer in art history, talked to the News Sentinel earlier this month about the destruction of antiquities in Palmyra, Syria, by the group Da’esh, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The couple conduct research in the area and are the directors of the ‘Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project in southern Jordan. The Times Free Press in Chattanooga also published the story.