In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

Jobless rates drop in Georgia, Tennessee

Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press recently featured Bill Fox in an article about jobless rates in the southeast, namely in Georgia and Tennessee. The two states added jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country last year, but both states still ended 2014 with a higher unemployment rate than the US average, according to

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UT creates business institute for aerospace, defense

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel recently highlighted UT’s new Aerospace and Defense Business Institute in this article (login required). The institute, based in the Haslam College of Business, will help the university better organize and build aerospace- and defense-related research, education, and training. The Maryville Daily Times also featured the institute in this article.

Expert insights: Maintaining a more efficient rail industry.

Mandyam Srinivasan

SmartRail World, a rail and metro technology website, recently interviewed Mandyam Srinivasan, a professor in the Haslam College of Business, regarding his latest book, Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul. Srinivasan’s book highlights how greater efficiency in maintenance, repair and operations can affect a company’s financial outcomes. Read the story here.

Learning From Animal Friendships

New York Times

A New York Times article about unlikely animal pairings featured Gordon Burghardt. The Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology studies animals at play. Burghardt defines play as a repeated behavior that should not contribute to survival. It is spontaneous and voluntary, performed when the animal is healthy

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History Professor to Appear on PBS’s American Experience


Be sure to catch Ernest Freeberg, head of the history department, at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday on PBS’s American Experience. Freeberg was interviewed about Thomas Edison. In the show he profiles the inventor whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb.

In the News: UT Students, Staff to Volunteer at Super Bowl


WATE-TV Channel 6 recently featured a group of UT students and staff who are heading to Glendale, Arizona, to work behind the scenes at Super Bowl XLIX in early February. The team will volunteer with Mgroup and NFL on Location at special events before and during the Super Bowl. They will also meet professional team members

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Professor Uses Plantations to Examine Race in America


WBIR-TV interviewed Derek Alderman about his new research project. Alderman, head of the university’s geography department, has received $62,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how the representation of Southern slavery at tourism sites is changing. The research will use plantations to understand ongoing debates about race relations, racism, and white supremacy within the

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5 Rules To Transform Your Business Relationships


Kate Vitasek, a lecturer in the Haslam College of Business, is contributing regular articles to Forbes magazine on various aspects of business based on UT research. This week, Vitasek examines how organizations can build strong, balanced business relationships.

UT professor shows how cities honor MLK through roads


Research by Derek Alderman, head of the department of geography, was featured by WBIR-TV. More than forty years after the assassination of the biggest leader of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., there are places named to honor his legacy around the country. Alderman studies this phenomenon and talked about what it says

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