Tim Ezzell, a UT political scientist, and other partners recently organized a stargazing party in Calhoun County Park in West Virginia. The park boasts one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States. The event was part of a project aimed at spurring economic development in distressed Appalachian communities. The West Virginia-based Parkersburg News and Sentinel featured the
WBIR-TV Channel 10 and the Daily Beacon featured UT students’ efforts to help get their fellow Volunteers registered to vote through the Voterpalooza event. Watch this story online.
NewsTalk 98.7 interviewed Joshua Emery about his work with a NASA mission that recently launched to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth. Emery is leading a team that will help analyze the space rock.
The Knoxville Mercury featured Benjamin Fitzpatrick, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, in this story about salamanders called mudpuppies.
The Boston Globe highlighted the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, that examines how the knowledge that other people are watching debates polarizes our view of politicians.
University administration is aware of an act of vandalism that occurred at the Pride Center over the weekend. The incident was reported to the Bias Education and Response Team on Saturday evening, and a report was filed with the UT Police Department yesterday afternoon.
Nineteen public relations students are working on a PR campaign about revitalization efforts in downtown Lenoir City. The project is part of this year’s Smart Communities Initiative.
Professor Aleydis Van de Moortel, head of the Department of Classics, recognized years ago that her younger college students often struggled with one of their most common assignments: writing a research paper. To guide them through the process, she provides her students with step-by-step instruction. Here’s her advice, boiled down to eight simple steps.
Lockheed Martin—one of the world’s premier aerospace and propulsion companies, with research and development impacting civil, military and space flight—recently solidified its position as a charter-level member with IACMI.
Are you curious about 3-D printing? Have you ever wondered how to incorporate 3-D design into everyday life and classroom projects? Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Make Break, 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 in Pendergrass Library. Make Break is an interactive tour and demonstration of the library’s maker space and 3-D printing
Would you like to gain valuable knowledge about tree planting and maintenance from a professional arborist? Facilities Services will host a campus workshop, Facilities Fundamentals: Tree Planting and Care, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 at the International House Great Room. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will
A new end of course evaluation system for students to provide feedback to instructors will be used this fall. The Campus Labs survey delivery system opened this week so faculty can log into Campus Labs to review their class rosters and the end of course evaluation question sets that have been assigned to each class.