College of Arts and Sciences News

13 Reasons Why a Positive or Negative for Teens? UT Expert Answers

The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has drawn widespread acclaim and criticism for its portrayal of a teenager’s death by suicide. Caitlin Clevenger, a doctoral student in UT’s Department of Psychology, examines the good and not-so-good aspects of the popular show.

Impact of New UT-ORNL Big Data Doctorate to Be Felt Across State

A doctoral program in big data run jointly by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory got final clearance last week and is now the only big data doctorate in the country pairing a university and national lab. It will be housed under the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.

Poetic Justice: Graduating Veteran Finds Satisfaction, Solace in Writing Verse

As a poet and military veteran, MFA candidate Jeb Herrin has found success—and solace—drawing on his five years as a medic with the third infantry division during Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Herrin, who will participate in the graduate hooding ceremony on Thursday, has won awards for his poetry and had his work published several journals and an anthology. His thesis is a compilation of war poems.