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.
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.
UT assistant professor of nuclear engineering Steve Skutnik discusses President Obama’s energy plan with Vox.
A UT study published in the Games for Health Journal suggests that active video games may actually be a source of moderate or intense physical activity in children five to eight years old. Justin Block, associate sports editor of the Huffington Post, profiled the study in a recent post on the site.
Ted Stank, Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Haslam College of Business, talked to Knoxville real estate blog Bricks and Mortar about how Amazon and Walmart are leading trends in supply chain logistics.
A producer and cameraman from The Weather Channel visited campus last week to film a show about how the Pride of the Southland Marching Band copes with practicing in the heat. They interviewed Director Don Ryder and Drum Major Andrew Vogel on the field at Neyland Stadium. They watched as band members donned their all-wool uniforms that, according to The Weather Channel’s scale, weigh about seven pounds.
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.”
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,
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?”
Derek Alderman, head of the Department of Geography, recently published a photo essay examining the intense devotion of Elvis fans and ways they express it through pilgrimage and other acts.