The “Hyrdolunteers” were formed in 2015 as a way for students from varying backgrounds to come together to better understand, protect, and preserve water resources in East Tennessee.
Department of Geography News
Two months after the deadliest fire in Tennessee history, NewsChannel 5 in Nashville goes back to Sevier County for a deeper look. UT geography professor Henri Grissino-Mayer said his cause for concern took root decades ago.
One UT professor is on a mission to warn people about wildfire risk. Henri Grissino-Mayer, at a recent talk on campus, said another devastating incident such as the November wildfires is possible unless changes are made. WBIR-TV Channel 10 covered the event.
In a recent feature of OZY’s special series, High School, Disrupted, the discussion surrounds the topic of building monuments in honor of high school teachers. The publication interviewed UT’s Alderman about the stories statues and monuments communicate.
Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance in the UT Department of Geography, wrote an editorial for the Tennessean highlighting the need for Tennessee’s K-12 schools to do a better job of teaching geography.
A group of students from UT and a trio of Knoxville high schools will get an out of this world opportunity Wednesday to chat with an astronaut on the International Space Station.
Derek Alderman, head of UT’s Department of Geography, has been elected to serve as president of the American Association of Geographers.
Wendell Scott was the first and only African American driver to win a stock car race at NASCAR’s highest level.
Professor and head of the Department of Geography Derek Alderman has conducted extensive research on schools named for Martin Luther King Jr. Recently, Alderman was interviewed by Education Week to discuss the naming of schools after the Obamas.
On Monday, January 16, people gathered across the nation to honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. Columbus Alive featured research by Derek Alderman, head of the Department of Geography, in examining the road it took to make this day a federal holiday.