The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated outstanding faculty with awards in diversity leadership, advising, teaching, research, academic outreach, and service on December 1 at the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held at the Holiday Inn-Downtown.
Department of Political Science News
The Charleston Gazette-Mail featured research scientist Tim Ezzell in a story about the potential creation of a “dark sky” park in West Virginia. Fairmont State University architecture students have produced a conceptual design for a planned addition to Calhoun County Park, which boasts some of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The goal is to help draw stargazers to the site.
FactCheck.org highlighted the work of political science associate professor Nathan Kelly in a story examining Senator Rand Paul’s claims about inequality.
They’ve dubbed it “Appalachia 4G”—a proposed plan to use smartphone technology to spur business development and tourism in Johnson County, Tennessee.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured two UT faculty members in a story that gathered reaction from the Knoxville Muslim community following the Paris terrorist attacks.
Michael Fitzgerald spoke to the Knoxville News Sentinel about the voting histories of Knoxville City Council candidates.
The San Antonio Express-News recently featured the research of Bruce Tonn, professor of political science, in a story examining what the future of cities would be like if climate change and sustainability issues were tackled by the year 2050. Read the story here. Tonn was the lead researcher on a paper about a sustainable energy system
UT’s Richard Pacelle provided analysis for WATE-TV Channel 6 after the first presidential debate of the election season August 6 featuring Republican candidates. Watch the interview here. Pacelle is head of the Department of Political Science and an expert on American politics, constitutional law, civil liberties, and the judicial process.
Bob Gorman, a longtime and beloved member of the UT family, passed away Friday, July 3, after a long illness. He was professor emeritus of political science.
Last week’s Supreme Court ruling granting marriage rights to same-sex couples put two College of Law professors in the spotlight. Professor Wendy Bach spoke with WUOT, WATE and the News Sentinel. Michael Higdon was interviewed by WBIR and the Commercial Appeal. Richard Pacelle, Supreme Court expert and political science professor, also was interviewed by the News Sentinel.