In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

UT Pro2Serve Math Contest In the News

Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will descend on UT this fall and put their mathematics skills to the test during this year’s UT Pro2Serve math competition. They’ll also vie for academic scholarships to UT. The News Sentinel featured the contest in this story. Oak Ridge Today also featured the news in this story.  

NPR: If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

National Public Radio featured the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection and Dawnie Steadman, director of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, in this story. The donated collection contains 1,200 skeletons; it’s a draw for anthropologists, detectives and demographers who come to UT to learn how to read these bones.

Autry for Wall Street Journal: Sweatshops Are ‘Unnecessary Business Risk’

Wall Street Journal

Chad Autry, William J. Taylor Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business, was a guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal on August 17. In his column, “Sweatshops Hurt the Bottom Line,” Autry writes, “Companies with a long-term perspective on economic performance know that offshoring production to a factory full of safety hazards isn’t a path to profit. On the contrary, it creates unnecessary business risk.”

TV Stations Tell Jordan Brown’s Amazing Story

Jordan Brown

WATE and WBIR are spreading the story of UT freshman Randall “Jordan” Brown through the Knoxville-area community. Brown, a freshman from Maryville, was homeless off and on throughout high school. Through it all, Brown managed to excel at Maryville High School and entered UT with a 33 ACT score and more than 30 AP credits,

Barton Talks to Bloomberg About the Question ‘Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?’

Ben Barton, Helen and Charles Lockett Distinguished Professor of Law, in the Bloomberg article “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” says willful ignorance kept law schools accepting students even as the legal business was declining. The article features sample bar exam test questions labeled “Could You Pass the Bar Exam?”