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Supreme Court Rulings Put Experts in Spotlight

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.

Joshua Inwood Interviewed About Flag Controversy

Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography and Africana studies, was recently interviewed by WATE and WBIR. Inwood gave historical context to the national discussion happening about continued use of the Confederate battle flag. Inwood is among faculty featured in the UT Experts Guide.

News Sentinel Highlights Summer Research on Campus

Knoxville News Sentinel

Summer undergraduate research was the focus of a recent article by the News Sentinel’s MJ Slaby. The piece details the rising number of undergraduates participating in research opportunities to gain career experience and make connections while making income.

Williams Shares History of Black Nuns in Blog Post

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In a post called “Dear Hollywood, It’s Time to Start Making Films About Real Black Nuns” for the website For Harriet, Shannen Dee Williams writes about the history of black women in the Catholic Church.

Facilities Services’ Painting Team Profiled in News Sentinel

The paint crew from Facilities Services were featured in an article by MJ Slaby for the News Sentinel on June 2. The team recently lead a class on painting tips and techniques, and they are busy with numerous projects around campus.

New York Times Reviews Dean’s ‘Leaving Orbit’

New York Times

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.”