Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Michael L. McKinney of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences for a story about the diversity of insects and spiders that live in every room in people’s homes — unbeknownst to the residents.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press this week interviewed Robert Duran, an assistant professor of sociology, for a story about a new ‘Blue Lives Matter’ billboard in the city that is stirring debate.
The New York Times Sunday Book Review featured Robert “Jeff” Norrell’s latest biography.
WATE reporter Whitney Good spoke with student Phoebe Spooner on-camera regarding the adventure of getting home to Knoxville in the aftermath of the blizzard.
Julie Reed’s project to help recover the lost stories of Cherokee people who lived in East Tennessee continues to garner media attention. Several regional outlets shared stories with their readers about Reed’s effort.
The International Business Times featured Patrick Grzanka’s recent study, which suggests that “born this way” beliefs may not be the key to reducing homophobia. Read the story online. Grzanka, an assistant professor of psychology, co-authored the study with Joe Miles, also an assistant professor of psychology.
Matt Murray, director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, was recently featured in The Bakken Magazine. According to Murray, low gasoline prices are helping America’s economy avoid some of the downturns experienced in other parts of the world. The low prices have freed up a large amount of purchasing power for American consumers that’s being pumped back into the economy.
Brides magazine recently featured Sandra Thomas, director of the nursing doctoral program at UT, in an article sharing anger thwarting techniques for brides. Thomas has studied women and anger, and advises that stressed brides rehearse an assertive response to a person they’re angry with.
UT geographer Derek Alderman, who studies the politics of place names, says renaming streets for Martin Luther King Jr. is a way to “construct a new geography of public memory.” But such points of pride can backfire. Alderman was quoted in many news stories and editorials marking the thirtieth anniversary of the federal holiday commemorating King’s birthday.
The work of Michael Burnette, associate director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, was recently cited in a Forbes article about “platforming.”