In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

Blache Writes Op-Ed for ‘Maintenance Technology’

Maintenance Technology

Klaus Blache, the director of the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT, recently had the opportunity to write an opinion piece for the magazine Maintenance Technology. Blache addressed businesses on the topic of fixing “low-hanging fruit.”

WUOT: UT’s Gavrilets Discusses Evolution of Human Warfare


Sergey Gavrilets recently spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about human warfare and how it has evolved over time. Gavrilets, distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is one of the organizers of a three-day workshop that will explore warfare in human societies and how it has potentially acted as a source of natural selection for biological and cultural evolution.

Flags Placed by Students Gets National Attention


The UT chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom gained national attention for their September 11 memorial last week. The group placed 2,977 flags on the lawn of Humanities Plaza to honor the lives lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks. The Washington Post talked to Meredith Maroney, a co-organizer of the event.

News Sentinel Talks to Faculty Members about Temple Destruction in Syria

Erin Darby, assistant professor of religious studies, and Robert Darby, a lecturer in art history, talked to the News Sentinel earlier this month about the destruction of antiquities in Palmyra, Syria, by the group Da’esh, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The couple conduct research in the area and are the directors of the ‘Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project in southern Jordan. The Times Free Press in Chattanooga also published the story.

Wolitz Discusses Kim Davis Case with WATE


David Wolitz, associate professor of law, spoke to WATE on September 4 about Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ rights under the First Amendment to deny same-sex marriage licenses out of her Rowan County office. Davis was recently jailed after a judge found her in contempt of court and ruled that she could not disobey the law by refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Law Graduate Interviewed for US News and World Report Podcast

Tricia Dennis, a College of Law graduate, talks about her thirty-year career as a personal injury attorney and the challenges of maintaining a solo practice, along with how she’s dealt with sexist attorneys in a podcast from the I Am the Law blog of US News and World Report.

Chili the Border Collie Helps Students Relax at School

The News Sentinel recently published a story about Chili, an 8-year-old Border Collie mix, who serves in the Gresham Middle School counseling office. Chili is part of H.A.B.I.T., Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee, a program of the College of Veterinary Medicine at UT that brings animal-assisted therapy and visitation programs to facilities including area schools.

Murray on Tennessee This Week to Talk Gas Tax

Matthew Murray, director of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy and associate director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Research, was on WATE’s Tennessee This Week discussing the state’s possible gas tax.

AP Coverage of Nursing Grant Widely Used

The Associated Press published a story on the College of Nursing’s $2 million grant to support nurses in Appalchia and the story was used by WBIR, WJHL, the Stamford Advocate, the (Greenfield, Indiana) Daily Reporter, and the Island Packet.