Robbie Rauschert, a UT junior, talked to the News Sentinel about a new smartphone app called Pocket Points that provides students with incentive to stay off their phones during class. Rauschert began working as an intern for the company over the summer. Charles Cwiek, distinguished lecturer in business analytics and statistics, also is quoted in the story.
UT lunar samples were among the rocks found to have significantly degraded since the last Apollo mission in 1972.
WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Jennifer Richter, associate vice chancellor and director of UT’s Office of Equity and Diversity, and Ashley Blamey, director of the Center for Health Education and Wellness, about UT’s policy regarding sexual assault on campus.
Dawn Szymanski, associate professor of psychology, co-wrote an article for The Conversation about how the working environment of “breastaurants,” such as Twin Peaks, Hooters, and Spice Rack, affect the emotional well-being of its female employees.
Shellen Wu, assistant professor of history, discusses her new book, Empires of Coal: Fueling China’s Entry into the Modern World Order, 1860-1920, in a podcast interview with the New Books in East Asian Studies website.
Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media, was featured in a segment from WATE’s Whitney Good. Swan talked with his classes this week about the on-air shooting deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia. “I’m sure that many of them are wondering, ‘Is this something I really want to do? Is this a dangerous occupation?’ And so I thought it would be good to talk about that,” said Swan.
Pratt and Whitney posted a highlight reel of UT quarterback Joshua Dobbs’ time interning there this summer.
Mark Dean was highlighted for his contributions to the modern world on WBIR.
ESPN featured Neyland Stadium and UT’s Department of Anthropology in this story about college football stadiums with colorful kinks and oddities. The Department of Anthropology, located inside the stadium in what used to be football players’ dormitory, houses more than 1,000 human skeletons.
Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English, will read from her work this month as part of the Writers in the Library series. The Maryville Daily Times featured Dean in a story.