Musicians celebrated Black History Month at UT with a musical tour through African-American history in February. The School of Music hosted the event, which was featured by WATE-TV Channel 6.
In a recent feature of OZY’s special series, High School, Disrupted, the discussion surrounds the topic of building monuments in honor of high school teachers. The publication interviewed UT’s Alderman about the stories statues and monuments communicate.
De Ann Pendry, UT senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, weighed in on the beneficial impact that children of immigrants has on the US economy.
“There are 750,000 young people that are now able to go to work go to college. They’re all contributing to the economy,” Pendry told WBIR-TV Channel 10.
One Martian volcano may have erupted for at least 2 billion years, according to new research. The most recent study has long suggested that big volcanic centers on Mars, such as Tharsis and Elysium, could have formed as long ago as 3 or 4 billion years ago, says Harry “Hap” McSween, a geoscientist at UT who was not involved in the research.
Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance in the UT Department of Geography, wrote an editorial for the Tennessean highlighting the need for Tennessee’s K-12 schools to do a better job of teaching geography.
UT Professor Misty Anderson recently spoke to WUOT’s Victor Agreda for Morning Edition.
UT’s Gordon Burghardt, professor of psychology, and Nina Fefferman, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, joined Gretchen Goldman from the Union of Concerned Scientists recently on WUOT’s Dialogue.
UT’s Dave Clarke addressed a spate of railroad problems with WJHL in the Tri Cities.
At the beginning of the semester, UT RA Quamir Boddie distributed a questionnaire to residents asking how he could make their time in the residence hall more like home.
Beverly Davenport began work Wednesday as UT’s eighth chancellor. She spoke to the Daily Beacon and then later answered questions from local media outlets at Tyson Alumni Center.