As attention on the tragic Amtrak derailment turns to questions of what happened and what comes next UT’s David Clarke and Mark Burton have continued to play a national role for media in addressing those questions.
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 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.
Al Gore’s commencement address in 2010 and Dolly Parton’s in 2009 made a database of best commencement speeches compiled by NPR.
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.
Entomology Professor Karen Vail spoke to WBIR about bed and bat bugs. Cabin rental companies are using a new service called Dog Inspectors using dogs to sniff out bed bugs.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press details the proposals of UT architecture students have for the future of the Old Woolen Mill, a Cleveland landmark industrial site that dates back to the 1890s.
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
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
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.