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.
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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.
A recent segment on the witty and irreverent Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured history professor Dan Feller in a clip from the 2008 PBS documentary Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency.
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.
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.
Margaret Lazarus Dean spoke with MPR News’ Tom Weber about the end of the shuttle era and her new book Leaving Orbit.
Margaret Lazarus Dean’s chronicle of the American space program, “Leaving Orbit,” has been reviewed by Slate.
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.
Carly Harrington of the News Sentinel details the university’s state of construction projects in a recent article for the newspaper.
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.”