Local media outlets highlighted UT’s Conversations and Cocktails. The event gives community members an opportunity to interact with guest scholars as they discuss history while enjoying a special dinner.
Ramon DeGennaro, professor of banking and finance, was recently interviewed about personal finance by San Francisco radio station KDOW. The podcast called “The Good Life Made Better” is hosted by Stephen Lovell and was featured on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn, and on the iTunes app.
UT and Meridium have partnered to help develop the next wave of analytics.
Scott Kelly got in on some Tonight Show fun and became a Twitter sensation over the weekend.
UT historian Julie Reed worked with students last fall to research and recover the lost stories of Cherokee people. The stories will eventually be translated into the Cherokee language and become children’s books. Indian Country Today featured this project on its website.
New Scientist featured Jill Mikucki, a microbiology assistant professor, in this story examining a hidden land of lakes, rivers, volcanoes, and life that is changing our image of Antarctica.
Robert “Jeff” Norrell‘s new biography, Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, continues to garner national acclaim. The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Journal Constitution both recently reviewed the book, which explores Haley’s literary influence. Read the Wall Street Journal review here. (Login required.) The Atlanta Journal Constitution review is also available online.
The Associated Press recently featured Derek Alderman, professor and head of the Department of Geography, in a story about New Orleans’ quest to make a break with its confederate past.
Four people affiliated with the university are on this year’s “40 Under Forty” list published Monday by the New Sentinel. This list recognizes “a group of young leaders who are leaving their mark on Knoxville through their professional and philanthropic efforts.”
The Chicago Daily Herald interviewed Larry Taylor for a story exploring how the moon may have once been part of earth.