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Dawn Szymanski Examines Toll of ‘Breastaurants’

Dawn Szymanski, associate professor of psychology, co-wrote an article for The Conversation about how the working environment of “breastaurants,” such as Twin Peaks, Hooters, and Spice Rack, affect the emotional well-being of its female employees.

Shellen Wu Discusses New Book in Podcast


Shellen Wu, assistant professor of history, discusses her new book, Empires of Coal: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920, in a podcast interview with the New Books in East Asian Studies website.

WATE Talks to Journalism Students in Wake of Virginia Shooting

Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media, was featured in a segment from WATE’s Whitney Good. Swan talked with his classes this week about the on-air shooting deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia. “I’m sure that many of them are wondering, ‘Is this something I really want to do? Is this a dangerous occupation?’ And so I thought it would be good to talk about that,” said Swan.

McKanders Questions Trump’s Immigration Plan

Karla McKanders, associate professor of law and director of the UT Law Immigration Clinic, spoke to WBIR on August 21 about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, which includes ending birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented immigrants. Trump uses the controversial term “anchor babies” to describe these children.