A study by the Center for Business and Economic Research projecting that an expansion of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga manufacturing facility could add about 9,800 jobs to the Tennessee economy drew interest from more than a dozen local, state, automotive, and business media outlets reporting it, including Bloomberg and Forbes.
A news release about an active video games study sent in early June resulted in nearly 200 media mentions.
In May, the Early Learning Center released a list of ten ideas to help make learning fun. WVLT, Local 8 Now, created a four-part series from the list.
Distinguished Professor of Law Judy Cornett combines her legal expertise with a passion for literature. She was interviewed by the News Sentinel about this week’s release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman and the character of Atticus Finch.
Two UT researchers, one an undergraduate and the other a post-doc research associate, have a hand in this week’s historic Pluto flyby.
Derek Alderman spoke to Jessica Glenza of The Guardian about Nathan Bedford Forrest and how symbols from the Civil War are interpreted.
The News Sentinel reported on the delivery of a new 40-ton boiler to the steam plant Monday as part of the move away from coal-fired boilers to natural gas and fuel oil boilers. In March, UT marked the end of coal use for campus energy needs.
Joan MacLeod Heminway, W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law, spoke with Vice on the new Tennessee law that allows people to break into parked cars to save animals believed to be in danger from heatstroke. Heminway also spoke to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about issues of disclosure in a land deal by Mylan NV.
The International Business Times featured Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, a UT postdoctoral student, in this story about NASA’s flyby of Pluto on July 14. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will gather data to help scientists better understand the dwarf planet. Pinilla-Alonso will be the lead investigator of a new seven-day series of observations beginning July 23.
Dan Simberloff, a professor who is one of the world’s leading experts on invasive species, was featured in the Korea Times. He advised the Korean government this week to set up regulations to counter the trade of “invasive species” there and protect Korea’s biodiversity.