In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

UT professor shows how cities honor MLK through roads

WBIR-TV

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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How Bats Can Help And Hurt You

npr

Gary McCracken, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was a guest on the NPR radio show “On Point with Tom Ashbrook.”  On the call-in show, he discussed bats, Ebola, and bat conservation. McCracken is one of the nation’s leading bat experts. His research focuses on animal behavior and interactions with their environments. His current work

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UT students help Haiti, five years after quake

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the efforts of students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design as they help Haiti rebuild following a devastating earthquake that rocked the island nation five years ago. Since 2010, students and faculty have designed a secondary school, housing, and a clinic that are now in various stages of construction.

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In the News: Study Says Insure Tennessee Could Bring $1.14B to State

Commercial Appeal

A study from UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research says Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan, which would expand Medicaid in Tennessee, would bring more than a billion dollars of new spending to the state. “The immediate purpose of Insure Tennessee is to provide health insurance to Tennesseans,” the study says. “At the same time, the injection of additional federal dollars will yield significant spillover benefits to the state economy.”

Finding Her Way Back in Small, Slow Steps

New York Times

Something, Anything, a film written and directed by Dee and Jimmy Haslam Professor of Art Paul Harrill, is getting rave reviews in New York City where it is being screened this week. The film was selected by the Independent Filmmaker Project for a weeklong run in New York City as part of its Screen Forward

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UT’s David Clarke Interviewed About Driverless Trains

motherboard

Center for Transportation Research Director David Clarke, considered an expert in the field of rail transportation, safety, and shipping, recently talked to Motherboard about the future of driverless trains. Motherboard, on online magazine that describes itself as “dedicated to the intersection of technology, science and humans,” posed the question as to why, given all the

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White House Picks University of Tennessee to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute

AP

President Obama’s announcement Friday that the UT Knoxville will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership, received ample media coverage locally and nationwide. Business journals in cities such as Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta featured stories on the institute which reflects a $70 million commitment from the US

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Affect Magazine: In College, Google AdWords Meets Altruism

Affect Magazine recently highlighted a new UT  pilot program that is training young businesspeople to use sophisticated Web advertising and analytics tools, and also teaching them the value of giving back to their community. Students in the Business Analytics and Statistics program are learning to use Google AdWords, a set of tools for targeting Web advertising to

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Telling Stories in a Tennessee Coal Town

nytimes

Professor Rob Heller is featured in The New York Times for his photography class, which has turned into a twenty-two-year project documenting the town of LaFollette, Tennessee. There wasn’t much of a photography program when Heller arrived at the university. A few of his students became professional photographers, but he worked hard to teach them how to see and tell stories.

Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

NationalGeographic

Numerous media outlets including National Geographic, the BBC, and Newsweek featured a study by researchers within the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries that found that gold-winged warblers detected a deadly storm and flew south—an ability never before documented in birds. The study is published in the academic journal Current Biology.