Joyce Weaver Fowler, a 103-year-old alum of UT, was welcomed back to campus by the Office of Alumni Affairs during Homecoming week. She graduated from UT in 1933 with a degree in education and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Fowler has long outlived her classmates and is a Vol for Life. Many local news stations covered her visit,
Media outlets turned to experts from UT to help better understand the election, its aftermath, and why the polls were so wrong.
The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured Benny Smith, the general manager and program director of WUTK, UT’s radio station. Even though Smith isn’t a student, he’s just as dedicated to the station’s success. Indeed, his job titles tell only part of the story. He oversees and instructs over 200 students and helps make major decisions about the playlist,
The Scientist interviewed Steven Wilhelm of the Department of Microbiology, for a story examining the cause of the destruction of archaea–single-celled microorganisms–on the deep sea floor.
The Society of Physics Students hosted its second annual pumpkin drop during Halloween weekend.
The Knoxville News Sentinel and the Tennessean featured the event.
Bob Hatcher, a professor of geology, spoke with WBIR-TV Channel 10 about small earthquakes that have occurred lately in East Tennessee.
Victor Ray, an assistant professor of sociology, penned an essay for Inside Higher Ed addressing “mesearch,” patronizing slander directed against scholars of color.
Todd Moore, associate professor of psychology, and collaborators have developed a scale to assess the five stages they believe characterize the ending of close relationships. Psychology Today featured the research.
UT’s Mark Burton recently spoke to WATE about the possibility of a gas shortage in Knoxville following the Alabama pipeline explosion.
For decades, many have assumed that legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart died in a plane crash. Researchers believe they have new evidence that supports the theory that she may have died as a castaway on a remote island. Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology, reviewed measurements of bones that may have belonged to Earhart.