In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

News Sentinel Talks to Faculty Members about Temple Destruction in Syria

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.

Wolitz Discusses Kim Davis Case with WATE


David Wolitz, associate professor of law, spoke to WATE on September 4 about Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ rights under the First Amendment to deny same-sex marriage licenses out of her Rowan County office. Davis was recently jailed after a judge found her in contempt of court and ruled that she could not disobey the law by refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Law Graduate Interviewed for US News and World Report Podcast

Tricia Dennis, a College of Law graduate, talks about her thirty-year career as a personal injury attorney and the challenges of maintaining a solo practice, along with how she’s dealt with sexist attorneys in a podcast from the I Am the Law blog of US News and World Report.

Chili the Border Collie Helps Students Relax at School

The News Sentinel recently published a story about Chili, an 8-year-old Border Collie mix, who serves in the Gresham Middle School counseling office. Chili is part of H.A.B.I.T., Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee, a program of the College of Veterinary Medicine at UT that brings animal-assisted therapy and visitation programs to facilities including area schools.

Murray on Tennessee This Week to Talk Gas Tax

Matthew Murray, director of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy and associate director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Research, was on WATE’s Tennessee This Week discussing the state’s possible gas tax.

AP Coverage of Nursing Grant Widely Used

The Associated Press published a story on the College of Nursing’s $2 million grant to support nurses in Appalchia and the story was used by WBIR, WJHL, the Stamford Advocate, the (Greenfield, Indiana) Daily Reporter, and the Island Packet.

WUOT Talks to Jenny Richter, Ashley Blamey About Sexual Assault


WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Jennifer Richter, associate vice chancellor and director of UT’s Office of Equity and Diversity, and Ashley Blamey, director of the Center for Health Education and Wellness, about UT’s policy regarding sexual assault on campus.