In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

Why are so many Americans in prison?

A paper by Maria Bordt, a graduate student in sociology, has been mentioned on the website, www.bookforum.com. The site, which is “a showcase for rigorous and elegant writing,” investigated why so many Americans are in prison and collected academic papers and other resources on the topic. Bordt’s paper, “Selt-Sustaining Capitalism: The Prison Industrial Complex, Alienation,

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Mark Dean Profiled by Engadget

Engadget

Engadget spoke to UT alumnus and current professor Mark Dean about computing, his role as a pioneer in the PC revolution with IBM, and about overcoming racism.

3 UT law students help fight wrongful convictions

WBIR-TV

UT law students work on old cases through the Innocence and Wrongful Convictions Clinic. The program can be found at colleges across America.  WBIR-TV‘s Heidi Wigdahl takes a look inside the program and students’ work with one wrongful conviction case that freed wrongly convicted Margo Freshwater.

Inside HPC Podcast: Supercomputing the Impact of Deepwater Horizon

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The UT National Institute for Computational Sciences’s XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Service program is powering research on the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, according to Inside HPC. In a podcast, the media outlet discusses the research lead by Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Annette Engel. Her team’s work has

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U.T. Students return from busy time at Super Bowl

WBIR-TV

Members of The Big Orange Combine — UT students and staff who attended the Super Bowl — appeared on WBIR‘s Live at 5 at 4 this week to share their memories of working behind-the-scenes in Arizona at the mega event. Watch the video here.

Black History Month

WBIR-TV

As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia Griggs Fleming made a career out of making history. The professor emerita of history has had a life of firsts. She spoke with WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit about being a civil rights pioneer.

UT names Pride of the Southland Band directors

Knoxville News Sentinel

UT this week announced permanent leadership for the Pride of the Southland Band. Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. The News Sentinel highlighted this news in a recent story (login required). The Low Country Current also featured this news in this

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Continuing Ed At 30,000 Feet: Virgin America Offers The Great Courses

Forbes

A recorded lecture course by History Professor Vejas Liulevicius will be offered as part of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment, beginning February 1. Liulevicius’s lecture, Becoming a Spy; from the course Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History, is one of thirteen that will be offered from The Great Courses. The free lectures range in topic from cooking tips to

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Social work society honors 2 UT professors

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured two professors who were recently honored by the Society for Social Work and Research for their continuous role as mentors and as well as leaders and scholars in the field of social work. Bill Nugent and John Orme are faculty members of the College of Social Work. Read the story

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