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This New York Times story looks at a 2006 College Board survey of class sizes in the nation’s largest two- and four-year institutions. Only 8 percent of UT Knoxville classes have more than 50 students, compared to 10 percent at Georgia, 16 percent at Michigan, and 20 percent at Florida and LSU.

Clues From Hurricane ‘Fingerprints’

UT Geography Professor Henri Grissino-Mayer is featured in this article on different scientific techniques to expand our understanding of hurricanes. Grissino-Mayer uses information contained in tree rings to build a comprehensive history of when hurricanes have struck an area. His work has led to a greatly expanded history of hurricane strikes in the Southeast U.S.,