With the Lego Batman movie premiering recently, National Geographic took a whimsical look at seven ways in which bats are like the fictional Batman character. Nat Geo turned to Gary McCracken—professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and one of the world’s leading experts on bats—for a question about bats’ built-in superpowers.
In a guest column for the News Sentinel, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek thanks the Knoxville community for its support of the university and reflects on the many changes at UT in his eight years as chancellor.
The USA Today Network featured an interview with Daniel Feller, professor of history, about the comparisons between presidents Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson.
CNN broke down how Kelly’s year-long mission in space is influencing future NASA missions.
Jered Sprecher, a professor in the School of Art, is showing his first solo museum exhibition at the Knoxville Museum of Art through April. The Knoxville Mercury calls him an “untortured artist” and one of the country’s leading abstract artists.
The 80 year old disappearance of Amelia Earhart spawned an investigation by Richard Jantz, director emeritus of the Forensic Anthropology Center. WVLT’s Alan Williams recently featured Jantz’s quest to solve this mystery.
Dawnie Steadman, the director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, was recently featured in Science magazine regarding the scientific importance of body farms.
In WBIR’s coverage of President Trump’s Inauguration, Professors Dan Feller and Amber Roessner weighed in regarding their respective areas of expertise.
Brandon Prins, professor of political science, and co-researcher Anup Phayal, postdoctoral research fellow with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, were recently featured as guest authors in the Washington Post. The article, “What do pirates want? To Steal Riches at Sea so They Can Pay for Wars on Land,” describes where piracy still frequently occurs and why it continues to be a profitable way of life for rebels.
President Donald Trump’s first order of business was signing an executive order that ordered federal agencies to ease the burden from Obamacare. WVLT interviewed political science professor, Richard Pacelle, to discuss the implications of Trump’s action.