September 30, 2016

Student Research Group Provides Social Media Analysis of First Debate
The Political Social Media Group in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media has summarized the major themes that emerged from social media chatter during the September 26 presidential debate. The group, led by Stuart N. Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor, is composed of students enrolled in Brotman's graduate political communication seminar. Read more...
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WVLT Interviews Shteynberg, Fox about Psychology of Being a Sports Fan, Impact on Economy
WVLT-TV Local 8 Now recently interviewed UT's Garriy Shteynberg and Bill Fox about how a win or loss affects sports fans and the economy. Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, noted that the win or loss of a game could affect people's emotion and their week. Read more...
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NIMBioS: New Fossil Computer Game Teaches Science, Math Fundamentals
Dig for fossils and learn about geologic time with a new computer game developed by undergraduate students at the UT-based National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). Three students developed the computer simulation game under the co-leadership of Susan Riechert, Distinguished Service Professor in the UT Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Read more...
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Wiegand, Prins Discuss Changing Face of Terrorism with WATE
UT's Krista Wiegand and Brandon Prins recently discussed the changing face of terrorism with WATE-TV Channel 6. Wiegand is an associate professor of political science and a global security expert and Prins is a professor of political science who studies international relations. Read more...
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NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Seeks Input

The National Science Foundation invites researchers to submit suggestions for topic ideas for the 2018 EFRI program solicitation. This opportunity arises every other year and drives the focus of research supported by the Emerging Frontiers in Research Innovation program for over a two-year period. NSF plans to invite up to ten submitters to NSF for further discussions of their proposed topic. Read more...

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Meet UTPD’s Newest Junior Officers

Officer John Platt of the Community Services Unit visited the Wolves Cub Scouts Packs 556 and 557 to help them complete a requirement for their council fire adventure. Read more...

 
 
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