In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

UT Rail Experts Featured in Amtrak Crash Coverage

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David Clarke, director of UT’s Center for Transportation Research, and Mark Burton, who works at the center, have once again been able to provide valuable insight to national media in the wake of a rail disaster.

Gizmodo: The Science Behind Dogs That Detect Dead Bodies

Gizmodo recently highlighted two studies conducted at UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center–also known as the Body Farm–that discuss the chemical vapors and compounds produced by the body during decomposition. Read the story here.

Independent Magazine: 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Ashley Maynor and Paul Harrill

Independent Magazine has highlighted the work of UT professors and filmmakers Ashley Maynor and Paul Harrill. The duo recently debuted a web documentary, The Story of Stuff, about grief and mourning. Read the story here. Maynor is a UT digital humanities librarian. Harrill is an associate professor in the School of Art.

Knoxville support group helps owners deal with loss of a pet

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WATE Channel 6 recently featured UT’s Grief and Loss program, an initiative of the College of Social Work. The program helps Knoxville community members deal with the loss of a pet by offering support groups where they can share feelings they’re experiencing — from sadness to relief — in a space with people who are dealing

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Jill Mikucki’s Antarctica study in the news

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Jill Mikucki, a microbiology assistant professor, was part of a team that detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system called SkyTEM. The hidden interconnected lakes could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. They also may provide the basis for future exploration of a subsurface habitat

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Rivkin Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

College of Law Professor Dean Rivkin spoke before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 22, about whether states have been allowed to take juvenile-justice grant money while violating laws against jailing kids for minor infractions.