In a New York Times review of Margaret Lazarus Dean’s “wonderfully evocative new book ‘Leaving Orbit,’” reviewer Michiko Kakutani describes the associate professor of English’s chronicle of “the beauty and the strangeness in the last days of American spaceflight, in the last moments of something that used to be cited as what makes America great” as a “heartfelt paean to, and elegy for, a remarkable collective undertaking. She captures both the science and poetry of NASA’s missions, and the romance of space travel.”
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Al Gore’s commencement address in 2010 and Dolly Parton’s in 2009 made a database of best commencement speeches compiled by NPR.
Entomology Professor Karen Vail spoke to WBIR about bed and bat bugs. Cabin rental companies are using a new service called Dog Inspectors using dogs to sniff out bed bugs.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press details the proposals of UT architecture students have for the future of the Old Woolen Mill, a Cleveland landmark industrial site that dates back to the 1890s.
College of Law Professor Dean Rivkin spoke before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 22, about whether states have been allowed to take juvenile-justice grant money while violating laws against jailing kids for minor infractions.
Terry Hazen, Governor’s Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was interviewed last week on WBIR-TV. Hazen discussed research he has done into environmental recovery in the time since the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
UT faculty lecturer and paleontologist Stephanie Drumheller-Horton is featured in a video interview on the National Geographic blog Laeleps.
UT herpetologist Gordon Burghardt talked to the New Scientist for a story about geckos onboard the uncrewed Bion-M1 satellite that were seen playing with a plastic collar via surveillance video.
The News Sentinel interviewed PhD candidate, Grant Riley, about his role in developing the pixel luminosity telescope as part of the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
Then a visiting assistant professor at Virginia Tech, Ashley Maynor, filmmaker and UT digital librarian, was on campus in Blacksburg when the flood of condolence cards, teddy bears, and other things began pouring into the area.