The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Mark Hulsether, professor of religious studies, for a story examining the intersection of religion and politics and how people of faith draw disparate conclusions at the ballot box.
The New York Times interviewed Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, about hostile acts campuses have faced following the presidential election and win of Republican Donald Trump.
The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Michael Fitzgerald, professor of political science, about potential changes that would need to be made in the Democratic Party following this month’s presidential election.
Harvard University Press has published a new book by Professor Maurice Stucke, a University of Tennessee College of Law professor and a former trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division. The book, Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, is co-authored by Ariel Ezrachi, a University of Oxford Faculty of
East Tennesseans were able to see the supermoon this week, but your view may have been clouded by smoke from area fires. The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with Sean Lindsay, astronomy coordinator in UT’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, about how the smoke affected the color of the moon.
A UT new study by Gary McCracken, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shows that the Brazilian free-tailed bat can achieve flight speeds that are faster than those previously documented for any bat or bird, achieving short bursts of ground speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Several national and international media outlets including the Washington Post and WIRED have featured the research.
Joyce Weaver Fowler, a 103-year-old alum of UT, was welcomed back to campus by the Office of Alumni Affairs during Homecoming week. She graduated from UT in 1933 with a degree in education and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Fowler has long outlived her classmates and is a Vol for Life. Many local news stations covered her visit,
Media outlets turned to experts from UT to help better understand the election, its aftermath, and why the polls were so wrong.
The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured Benny Smith, the general manager and program director of WUTK, UT’s radio station. Even though Smith isn’t a student, he’s just as dedicated to the station’s success. Indeed, his job titles tell only part of the story. He oversees and instructs over 200 students and helps make major decisions about the playlist,
The Scientist interviewed Steven Wilhelm of the Department of Microbiology, for a story examining the cause of the destruction of archaea–single-celled microorganisms–on the deep sea floor.