department of agricultural and resource economics News

In Memoriam: John Riley

John Riley, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, passed away Monday, September 16, at the age of 66. The CASNR student body will hold a candle light vigil honoring Riley this evening at 8:00 p.m. in front of Morgan Hall. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, at Lake Hills Presbyterian Church, located at 3805 Maloney Road in Knoxville.

Joint UT Study: Reading Food Labels Helps Shoppers Stay Thinner

Shoppers—particularly women—who take the time to read food labels are thinner than those who don’t. These findings are from a recently released study coauthored by Steven T. Yen, a UT professor in the Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.