Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media, was featured in a segment from WATE’s Whitney Good. Swan talked with his classes this week about the on-air shooting deaths of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia. “I’m sure that many of them are wondering, ‘Is this something I really want to do? Is this a dangerous occupation?’ And so I thought it would be good to talk about that,” said Swan.
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In an article on Bloomberg View, Benjamin Barton, professor of law, says that things in the legal field aren’t so bad. Yes, lawyers are in trouble, but brighter days lie ahead as the industry corrects itself toward more stability.
Karla McKanders, associate professor of law and director of the UT Law Immigration Clinic, spoke to WBIR on August 21 about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, which includes ending birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented immigrants. Trump uses the controversial term “anchor babies” to describe these children.
Becky Bolen, professor of social work, was interviewed by John Becker of WBIR for the station’s Service and Sacrifice series. Bolen teaches in a College of Social Work program that trains social workers to help clients deal with mental health issues. Special elective courses for military and veterans’ needs are available. Stephanie Pilkay, a PhD student in the program, discussed how her family history of service led her to be interested in helping veterans get better care in the wake of traumatic events.
Go Knoxville, the News Sentinel events guide, features the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture’s exhibit showing art from its permanent collection. Something Old, Something New opened August 24. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Walker Evans and Andy Warhol are among the more well-known artists whose works are in the exhibit of about 200 items.
A UT study published in the Games for Health Journal suggests that active video games may actually be a source of moderate or intense physical activity in children five to eight years old. Justin Block, associate sports editor of the Huffington Post, profiled the study in a recent post on the site.
Ted Stank, Bruce Chair of Excellence in Business in the Haslam College of Business, talked to Knoxville real estate blog Bricks and Mortar about how Amazon and Walmart are leading trends in supply chain logistics.
A producer and cameraman from The Weather Channel visited campus last week to film a show about how the Pride of the Southland Marching Band copes with practicing in the heat. They interviewed Director Don Ryder and Drum Major Andrew Vogel on the field at Neyland Stadium. They watched as band members donned their all-wool uniforms that, according to The Weather Channel’s scale, weigh about seven pounds.
Chad Autry, William J. Taylor Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Haslam College of Business, was a guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal on August 17. In his column, “Sweatshops Hurt the Bottom Line,” Autry writes, “Companies with a long-term perspective on economic performance know that offshoring production to a factory full of safety hazards isn’t a path to profit. On the contrary, it creates unnecessary business risk.”
WATE and WBIR are spreading the story of UT freshman Randall “Jordan” Brown through the Knoxville-area community. Brown, a freshman from Maryville, was homeless off and on throughout high school. Through it all, Brown managed to excel at Maryville High School and entered UT with a 33 ACT score and more than 30 AP credits,