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Murray Talks Gas Prices with Bakken Magazine


Matt Murray, director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, was recently featured in The Bakken Magazine. According to Murray, low gasoline prices are helping America’s economy avoid some of the downturns experienced in other parts of the world. The low prices have freed up a large amount of purchasing power for American consumers that’s being pumped back into the economy.

Thomas Interviewed About Women and Anger


Brides magazine recently featured Sandra Thomas, director of the nursing doctoral program at UT, in an article sharing anger thwarting techniques for brides. Thomas has studied women and anger, and advises that stressed brides rehearse an assertive response to a person they’re angry with.

DeGennaro Interviewed by San Francisco Radio Station for Podcast


Ramon DeGennaro, professor of banking and finance, was recently interviewed about personal finance by San Francisco radio station KDOW. The podcast called “The Good Life Made Better” is hosted by Stephen Lovell and was featured on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn, and on the iTunes app.

Haslam Receives Horatio Alger Award

UT distinguished alumnus James A. “Jim” Haslam II has been named a recipient of the 2016 Horatio Alger Award by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. The annual award recognizes leaders who have succeeded, despite facing adversity, and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.