Tim Ezzell News

Helping Green The Basin


The Chattanooga Times Free Press featured a UT class project. Ducktown, Tennessee is attempting to become the greenest small town in America, and a project led by a UT professor and former Chattanooga area resident is expected to help play a part. Tim Ezzell, a political science lecturer and director of the school’s Appalachian Teaching

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Calhoun County’s Darkness May Be Worth A Lot of Money

Amateur astronomers are seeking nice dark places where they can watch the nighttime sky.  They just might find it in Calhoun County. Tim Ezzell is a researcher at UT and he is leading a team of other UT researchers and officials in Calhoun County to determine if this area is dark enough to become an

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UT Releases Groundbreaking Study on State of Economy in Appalachia

Strategies for Economic Improvement in Appalachia's Distressed Rural Counties

A strong community is not unlike a computer. It needs good hardware—transportation, housing and infrastructure—and software—education, health care, and workforce development. A groundbreaking study conducted by UT researchers sheds light on the strengths and weaknesses of communities in Appalachia.