In The News

Mentions of the University of Tennessee in external media outlets.

UT Connection to New Element Tennessine Garners National Coverage

A team of scientists from Tennessee has helped discover a new element that might bring the Volunteer State to the 117th slot on the periodic table. The name, “Tennessine,” recognizes the contribution of researchers at UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Vanderbilt University. Robert Grzywacz, director of the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applicationsand

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The Scientist Interviews Shteynberg about Emotional Contagion


The Scientist interviewed Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, for this story exploring ways through which emotions could be spread among people. His research has shown that emotional contagion is enhanced in group settings.

WebMD: What Does Bullying Look Like?


WebMD spoke to David Dupper, UT professor of social work, for a recent feature exploring when innocent teasing turns into calculated bullying.