College of Arts and Sciences News

Local8Now: Flores Discusses Fandom and Symptoms of Depression

Leticia Flores, associate professor of psychology and director of the UT Psychological Clinic, spoke to WVLT-TV Local 8 Now about how sports generates various emotions in fans. An unstable season in particular can cause some stress and some fans can experience symptoms of depression.

Rubenstein Pens KNS Op-Ed on Grad Student Tax Impact

Jay Rubenstein, the Riggsby director of the UT Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, wrote an opinion-editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about how a proposed graduate student tax could cripple a generation of students.

Science Mag Quotes Jones About Gold’s Cosmic Origins

Last month, astronomers wowed the world when they announced that they had seen two neutron stars merge, apparently creating heavy elements such as gold and platinum and spewing them into space. Nuclear physicists at Michigan State University are building an atom smasher, the $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, that could decipher exactly how

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UT Anthropology Professor’s Book Discussed in Inside Higher Ed

The Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms, co-written by UT anthropology professor Alex Bentley and Texas A&M professor Michael O’Brien, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed. Scott McLemee reviewed the book, which discusses how social networks, big data, memes, and the like are presented as extreme cases of the creative and disruptive potentials

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WBIR Features an In-Depth Look at UT’s ‘Body Farm’

The UT Forensic Anthropology Center is home to what has been dubbed the ‘Body Farm.’ WBIR-TV Channel 10 took an inside look at the center, which is home to over 1,800 skeletons. At any given time, the Body Farm, officially called the Anthropology Research Facility, holds 150-200 bodies. Donors are placed specifically and with purpose to

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Forensic Mag: UT Forensic Anthropology Team to Collaborate on Research of Bones

A team from Lincoln Memorial University hopes to develop better methods of estimating the postmortem interval by studying biomarkers in bone marrow, according to a story in Forensic Magazine. Research will involve looking at bone samples from UT’s William Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, as well as placing donor bodies at the Anthropology Research Facility at

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KNS: Clarence Brown Theatre plays ‘A Christmas Carol’

For the 11th consecutive year, the Clarence Brown Theatre is showing the Charles Dickens classic holiday tradition, “A Christmas Carol.” The Knoxville News Sentinel featured five things you need to know about the production including an in-depth look at Ebenezer Scrooge, how they make a ghost, and details on show times. The show runs through December

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KNS: A Little Magic Makes an Ebenezer Scrooge Come to Life

UT theatre professor Jed Diamond plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s version of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens. The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a time-lapse video of Diamond as he transforms himself into character before a performance.