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Professor Discusses New Amelia Earhart Photo with Live Science

A newly discovered photograph suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands. Richard Jantz, a UT forensic anthropologist, told Live Science the photo cannot be taken into fact just yet. Jantz has been studying known photos of Earhart to match measurements of bone fragments found on Nicumaroro Island in the 1940s.

National Outlets Feature Szymanski Research on Connection Between ‘Breastaurants’ and Women’s Mental Health

UT professor of psychology Dawn Szymanski recently published a study in the Psychology of Women Quarterly that suggests that women who work in restaurants that require their bodies to be on display through revealing uniforms may experience higher levels of anxiety and disordered eating. The study found that female servers in these types of restaurants—dubbed “breastaurants”

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Postdoc, Undergrads Pen Column in The Root About Flint Water Crisis

A team of UT undergraduates and one postdoctoral researcher penned a column for The Root exploring the causes of the Flint, Michigan water crisis and questioned which parties are to be held responsible. The water crisis poisoned Flint residents and a government investigation has brought forth charges as a result. The column’s writers include Louise Seamster,

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Feller Speaks to Time Mag About Twitter and a New Political Discourse

A recent Time magazine article explored how President Donald Trump’s tweets — particularly those used to criticize others — fit into presidential history. The story quoted Daniel Feller, a UT professor of history and director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson. Thanks to the president’s unique use of Twitter, thoughts that were once revealed privately

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News Sentinel: Area Teachers Experiment with Colorful Lessons in Chemistry

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities hosted a professional development workshop recently to show K-12 teachers new ways to teach science, technology, engineering and math, and provide an outlet for them to network with each other. UT’s Al Hazari led a class in educational science experiments based on color and taste called “colorful and sweet chemistry.” The Knoxville News

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News Sentinel Highlights Burghardt Expertise About Snake-Human Relationship

A recent Knoxville News Sentinel story explored mankind’s complex relationship with snakes particularly since the reptiles remain a part of so many cultures’ fears, focus of worship, captive exhibits and symbolic or religious meanings. UT’s Gordon Burghardt expounded on the psychology of snakes in this story. He noted that the fear of snakes can easily turn

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