In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

WUOT Interviews Siddiqi Lecture Speaker


Georgetown University scholar Jonathan Brown delivered UT’s second Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies on October 27. WUOT 91.9 FM interviewed Brown about the event, which was hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.

Vox Uses Theriot’s SRO Research for Report on Police in Schools


Matthew Theriot, associate provost for teaching and learning innovation, professor, and PhD program director in the College of Social Work, conducts research on juvenile violence and delinquency, with a special interest in school violence and school security. In a Vox article called “Why having police in schools is a problem, in 3 charts,” Theriot’s 2009 study, “School resource officers and the criminalization of student behavior,” is cited in a section about students being criminally charged for disorderly behavior.

Levine’s Research Cited in Article About Why We Enjoy Being Scared

Science World Report cites research by Kenneth Levine, a professor of communications studies, in an article about why people enjoy being scared by books and films. The article says that gender and personality characteristics can influence the enjoyment of scary books, television shows, and movies. Levine and Cynthia A. Hoffner with Georgia State University conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis to assess characteristics of those who watched scary movies under observation.

AP, WATE Reports on Veterans Memorial Coming to Campus

The Associated Press and WATE reported on the the newly unveiled Remembering Our Fallen Tennessee memorial that is coming to UT for the month of November and will be part of campus’ fifth annual National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call.

Chen Speaks to Live Science About Parabens Study

Dr. Jiangang Chen, associate professor in the Department of Public Health in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, was interviewed by Live Science about a University of California, Berkely, study that indicates that a group of chemicals commonly used in cosmetics and other personal-care products may stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells at doses much lower than previously thought.

New York Theater Named After UT Alumnus John Cullum


The Associated Press reports that UT alumnus and Knoxville native John Cullum has had a New York theater named in his honor. The American Theatre of Actors and The Araca Group renamed the off-Broadway repertory theater company’s largest venue, on 54th Street in Manhattan, in Cullum’s honor on October 16.