Renaming roads in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. is part of a watershed movement to rewrite and reclaim US history in a way that incorporates the contributions of people of color.
Henri Grissino-Mayer is leading a team of students who will use dendrochronology—the science of dating tree rings—to determine the age of cabin logs that could trace back to Abraham Lincoln’s lifetime.
Henri Grissino-Mayer analyzes and dates the wood in a bass.
The resort towns nestled at the base of the Smoky Mountains experienced their first—but not last—wildfires.
What if science fiction like the Star Trek series could teach us how to better understand and engage with the real world around us?
The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Henri Grissino-Mayer, a professor of geography, as part of its story package about the one-year anniversary of the Gatlinburg wildfires.
Third-graders from Walland Elementary school had the chance to play with an augmented reality sandbox created by UT.
Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in September launched a weather balloon from campus in conjunction with two UT geography classes.
A full review of the Chimney Tops 2 fire showed the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was not ready for the wildfires that swept through Sevier County. The report called the wildfire conditions the “new normal.” Henri Grissino-Mayer, a UT geography professor who studies tree rings to predict wildfires, told the Knoxville News Sentinel: “The reality is
UT geographer Derek Alderman contributed an article to CityLab about Confederate memorials and the unjust geography of memory.
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a story in which a researcher doggedly maps forgotten corners of slave history, including Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad and its past in which many Detroiters held many people in bondage between the mid-1700s and early 1800s. The story highlights the scholarship of Derek Alderman, UT professor of
Henri Grissino Mayer, a professor of geography and an expert who uses tree rings to determine wildfire patterns, spoke to the Knoxville News Sentinel following Firewise, a Pigeon Forge meeting aimed at helping residents be engaged in the process of minimizing the potential of a wildfire.