USA Today featured UT’s Joshua Emery in a story about a mysterious bright spot that appeared on the dwarf planet Ceres.
The New York Times recently reviewed Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation, a new biography written by Robert “Jeff” Norrell, UT professor of history.
The past year has been an amazing year of exciting changes, innovative research, and powerful personal stories at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
UT distinguished alumnus James A. “Jim” Haslam II has been named a recipient of the 2016 Horatio Alger Award by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. The annual award recognizes leaders who have succeeded, despite facing adversity, and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.
Yahoo! Finance highlighted Steven Wilhelm and his award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop methods that could help scientists understand and stop massive algal blooms that destroy marine habitat along the US Eastern Seaboard.
The Knoxville Mercury published a lengthy feature about Robert “Jeff” Norrell and his latest book — the first-ever scholarly biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alex Haley
WBIR-TV Channel 10 highlighted UT graduate student Todd Pierson in a story about species of salamanders in the Smokies. The national park is home to thirty different species, making it informally the Salamander Capital of the World, according to the news outlet.
December 1 marked the sixtieth anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger—a move that launched a citywide boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, and other desegregation efforts. Six decades later, Parks’ act and subsequent civil rights endeavors provide an opportunity to teach black resistance differently, according to UT’s Derek Alderman and Joshua Inwood.
The Wall Street Journal and the News Sentinel featured Joe Carcello’s testimony during a meeting of the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee, a committee within the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee.
Oil and Gas Monitor spotlighted Charles Sims’ research on the challenges and opportunities that could coincide with the second coming of the US as an oil powerhouse.