A recent segment on the witty and irreverent Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured history professor Dan Feller in a clip from the 2008 PBS documentary Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency.
Summer undergraduate research was the focus of a recent article by the News Sentinel’s MJ Slaby. The piece details the rising number of undergraduates participating in research opportunities to gain career experience and make connections while making income.
In a post called “Dear Hollywood, It’s Time to Start Making Films About Real Black Nuns” for the website For Harriet, Shannen Dee Williams writes about the history of black women in the Catholic Church.
The Integrative Paleontologists blog on the PLOS Blogs website praised UT’s McClung Museum for their Jurassic World tie-in advertising campaign.
The Clarence Brown Theatre will open its season this September with a comedy called The 39 Steps. It features four actors playing more than 100 characters.
Twenty-four law enforcement personnel from thirteen agencies across the United States are taking part in a five-day outdoor recovery course this week at the Anthropology Research Facility. They are recovering human remains and learning how to obtain evidence from decomposed and buried bodies. The training will better prepare them for the range and variation of homicide scenes
Forbes magazine highlighted UT’s Anthropology Research Facility, commonly known as the Body Farm, as one of the best in the nation that conducts pioneering research and works with law enforcement to bring killers to justice. The facility is the first of its kind in the world. It also has generated the William M. Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, the
Center for Transportation Research associate Mareike Ortmann drew the attention of the newspaper for her study involving safety along State Route 60.
Fans of the Jurassic Park movies are counting down the days until the June 12 release of the latest dinosaur flick, Jurassic World. UT Professor Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, a vertebrate paleontologist based in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is writing a seven-part series for online publication Red Orbit highlighting the dinosaurs featured in the new movie. Part
Margaret Lazarus Dean’s chronicle of the American space program, “Leaving Orbit,” has been reviewed by Slate.