Legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart may not have perished in a plane crash as many have long assumed. A group of researchers believe she died as a castaway on a remote island, and Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, is helping to provide the scientific evidence to back up that claim.
UT alumnus and adjunct faculty member in the Department of Nuclear Engineering Hash Hashemian has been named to a key nuclear advisory board.
The spring semester brings several big campus improvement milestones, beginning with the opening of the new Stokely Family Residence Hall. Inside the building, the Fresh Food Company, a new POD Market, and a Starbucks WPS open today to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Jamba Juice, also serving Starbucks coffee, in TRECS opens today. Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building on Cumberland Avenue, will open its doors in mid-March.
The Humanities Center kicks off its annual Conversations and Cocktails series on Tuesday.
About one in eight construction fatalities are caused by falling from a roof, a trend that researchers at the Construction Industry Research and Policy Center hope to help reverse.
“Stop worrying about things not to eat and focus on a positive mindset of what you should eat.” That’s some New Year’s resolution advice from Lee Murphy, professor of nutrition. “People often think of resolutions as eating less of something or cutting it out altogether, but I think it’s more fun and realistic to try and think positively about food,” she said.
Called a “smart joint” system, the technology has a number of key features and applications and is characterized by being lightweight, flexible, inexpensive, and easy-to-install
UT is ranked 49th on the list of public colleges and universities, which was released this week—a jump from 71st last year. Kiplinger’s chooses the top 300 schools from 1,200 public and private colleges and universities based on measures of academic quality and affordability.
The UT Police Department held its annual employee awards on Thursday to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Each year, department members are encouraged to nominate fellow employees for various awards. Recommendations from the general public also are heavily weighed.
Lisa Reyes Mason, assistant professor in UT’s College of Social Work, led a webinar this week on tips for building positive communications over the holidays.