Several outlets featured the research of Albrecht von Arnim, which shows that lack of adequate sleep could short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation, and even brain activity.
Colin Sumrall co-authored a study about the revelation of a digestive system in a 320-million-year-old animal, which sheds light on the early evolutionary history of starfish and related animals. Several online publications featured the news including Phys.Org and North Carolina-based High Country Press.
Mother Jones mentioned the research of Gary McCracken in this story featuring fascinating research about bats.
Several media outlets, and science and online publications recently featured Vladimir Dinets’ research showing the importance of bats to the survival of a rare frog and other species.
Salon featured the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, in a story that examines the spooky science of thrills and Halloween fear.
The Society of Physics Students dropped pumpkins frozen with liquid nitrogen from a height of 80 feet Friday near the Humanities and Social Sciences building as part of some Halloween fun. The event focused on science engagement and literacy. Several local media outlets covered the story.
Georgetown University scholar Jonathan Brown delivered UT’s second Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies on October 27. WUOT 91.9 FM interviewed Brown about the event, which was hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.
The story of sixteen-year-old Noah Hays of Charlotte, North Carolina, caught several media outlets’ attention, including Seventeen magazine.
Joseph Carcello voiced displeasure with the rules at an SEC committee meeting and to MarketWatch, one of several investor advocates speaking against the rules.
Matthew Theriot, associate provost for teaching and learning innovation, professor, and PhD program director in the College of Social Work, conducts research on juvenile violence and delinquency, with a special interest in school violence and school security. In a Vox article called “Why having police in schools is a problem, in 3 charts,” Theriot’s 2009 study, “School resource officers and the criminalization of student behavior,” is cited in a section about students being criminally charged for disorderly behavior.