With election season underway, Richard Pacelle, Jr. has weighed in on a number of election-related issues and trends.
Vanderbilt Magazine, the flagship publication of Vanderbilt University, reported on an investigation featuring the assistance of Amy Mundorff of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center.
Minnesota Public Radio featured Ernest Freeberg’s talk about how the lightbulb changed nearly everything about American life.
Tom Bell weighs in on the grunge scene in the Pacific Northwest during the 80s. The United Kingdom-based Guardian highlighted his expertise expert on the geography of American popular culture when taking into account the boom of 80s garage bands.
The Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Gordon Burghardt for a story exploring beluga whales’ whimsical and quirky behavior of blowing bubbles.
The Big Orange Meal Share program, which launched in January, allows students to donate their unused guest meals and allows others to contribute funds to benefit students in need. Anagha Uppal, a junior in the College Scholars Program, and Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, worked together to bring the program to life. Media outlets showcased the Big Orange Meal Share.
UT’s international students were challenged to take a photo that offers a snapshot of their home countries. The exercise culminated in a photo exhibit currently on display at the International House. WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured the exhibit.
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now visited UT’s Ethics Bowl to watch as fifteen high school teams tackled a series of controversial issues, ranging from racism to the use of natural resources.
UT students this month celebrated the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin with lectures, a puppet display, a cake contest, and a birthday party. The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the birthday party, which was held at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Indian Country Today interviewed history professor Dan Feller for a story that is part of a series exploring past presidents’ attitudes toward Native Americans, challenges and triumphs regarding tribes, and the federal laws and Indian policies enacted during their terms in office.