John Skinner, a University of Tennessee bee researcher and “extension apiculturist,” was interviewed by Nashville Scene about the decline of bee populations.
WBIR highlighted an initiative of Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee, a program created in the College of Veterinary Medicine, to have dogs available as comfort to children that come into Knox County Juvenile Court.
WVLT’s Melissa Lee interviewed Cheryl Greenacre, professor of small animal clinical science in the veterinary teaching hospital, about the dangers of handling wildlife.
Jack Neely writes about the history of the University Center in his Scruffy Citizen column for Knoxville Mercury.
The fifth annual FIRST Robotics Competition Smoky Mountain Regional, sponsored in part by the College of Engineering, was held April 2–4, and was featured by several media outlets.
WBIR’s Live at Five at Four interviewed Dan Feller, professor of history, on his recent appearances on C-SPAN’s “Lectures in History” series and “Who Do You Think You Are?”
Hollie Raynor, associate professor of nutrition and director of public health nutrition at UT, and research chair of the weight-management dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, was interviewed for an article about the misunderstood research into whether eating more-frequent meals boosts metabolism.
WBIR Channel 10 highlighted UT’s Educators Hall of Honor, which recognizes educators who have significantly influenced students’ lives. The induction ceremony took place this week and recognized educators including renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and six others. The station interviewed Giovanni in downtown Knoxville. Watch it here. Other media outlets also featured the hall of honor, including the Tennessean.
A recent breakthrough in laser technology was made possible with the help of Jiaqiang Yan and David Mandrus.
Robert Glaze follows Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s path through North Carolina.