College of Arts and Sciences News

International Media Quote Burghardt on Compatibility of Reptiles, Amphibians and Modern Lifestyles

A debate over reptile pets erupted in a series of articles published recently in the journal, Veterinary Record. In a linked editorial, UT’s Gordon Burghardt said issues of health, best practices for keeping captives, and preventing disease transmission to humans “are important for veterinarians to address.” But he believes reptiles and amphibians “are compatible with

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Southern Illinoisan: UT Professor Collaborates on Project Concerning Impact of Hurricane Harvey

UT anthropology assistant professor Raja Swamy is collaborating with a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher on a project about Hurricane Harvey’s effects on Houston. The pair recently received an $80,000 grant for the work. The Southern Illinoisan featured the project in this story. The researchers’ latest project asks a deceptively simple question: What will Hurricane

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News Sentinel: ‘Blue Window’ Plays at UT Lab Theatre

The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the UT theatre season’s third play, “Blue Window.” A play of loneliness in the big city and directed by UT theatre faculty member Terry-Silver-Alford, “Blue Window” runs Oct. 25-Nov. 12. Shows are in the intimate Lab Theatre, part of the Clarence Brown Theatre building on campus. Silver-Alford called the play

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WBIR: UT Chemist Hosted 27th Annual Magic of Chemistry Show

Al Hazari, retired UT chemistry professor, was recently featured on WBIR-TV Channel 10 while introducing the wonders of chemistry and promoting his chemistry show. Hazari hosted his 27th annual Magic of Chemistry show on Oct. 24 at UT”S Dabney-Buehler Hall. The theme of this year’s show was “Chemistry Rocks.” The show incorporated different types of

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Huffington Post Features Column by Misty Anderson

UT English professor Misty Anderson wrote a column for The Huffington Post sharing a recap of Ben Shapiro’s visit to campus. Sharpiro, a former Breitbart editor, radio talk show host, curator of his own opinion site The Daily Wire, is on a speaking tour visiting college campuses across the country. His message is the vulnerability

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