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.
Professor Barry Bruce in UT’s Center for Environmental Biotechnology is profiled in this article from the Knoxville News Sentinel. The article examines his groundbreaking work in developing a solar energy source from spinach cells, which led to Forbes Magazine naming Bruce one of its "10 People Who Could Change The World."
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.,
Douglas Canfield, coordinator of the language-resource center in UT’s Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures department, is quoted in this Christian Science Monitor story about the growing popularity of Internet phone programs and webcams in university foreign language laboratories.
This story quotes WUTK-FM general manager Benny Smith as it looks at the resurgence of college radio stations around the country. Smith says that students can use college radio experience to connect with their communities while they receive training for careers in broadcasting.
This article tells the story of a field trip to the University of Tenesseee’s Frank H. McClung Museum by students from Knoxville’s Beaumont School and Magnet Honors Academy. The students also visited other museums in East Tennessee to see real-life examples of subjects they learn in the classroom.
Lou Gross, UT professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics, was featured in the June/July edition of Scientific Computing World for his studies of the restoration of the Everglades.