Professor Elizabeth MacTavish encourages parents to experience the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 with their children. But how do parents explain one of nature’s most extraordinary events?
A course led by UT experts helped prepare East Tennessee first responders for a nuclear incident.
A newly discovered photograph suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived a crash landing in the Marshall Islands. Richard Jantz, a UT forensic anthropologist, told Live Science the photo cannot be taken into fact just yet. Jantz has been studying known photos of Earhart to match measurements of bone fragments found on Nicumaroro Island in the
A recent Time magazine article explored how President Donald Trump’s tweets — particularly those used to criticize others — fit into presidential history. The story quoted Daniel Feller, a UT professor of history and director of the Papers of Andrew Jackson. Thanks to the president’s unique use of Twitter, thoughts that were once revealed privately
A recent Knoxville News Sentinel story explored mankind’s complex relationship with snakes particularly since the reptiles remain a part of so many cultures’ fears, focus of worship, captive exhibits and symbolic or religious meanings. UT’s Gordon Burghardt expounded on the psychology of snakes in this story. He noted that the fear of snakes can easily turn
T minus 18 days. On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.
UT Andrew Jackson scholar Daniel Feller this year joined a team of experts to review The Papers of Abraham Lincoln and to recommend a path to move the project forward. The team in June released their reports and, according to the Illinois State Journal-Register, noted that the project should have a clear strategic plan, narrow its focus
During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, activist groups used geography and geospatial intelligence—collecting geographic information and understanding its potential to effect change—to identify protest sites and plan protests. Derek Alderman, a UT professor of geography, has received a three-year $373,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore those geospatial tactics and determine
Louis J. Gross has been named a Fellow in the inaugural class of Fellows of the Society for Mathematical Biology. A distinguished UT professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics, Gross is also the founding and current director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) and director of UT’s Institute for
Chris Cherry discussed the challenges a town in Mexico faces in implementing an e-bike program.
Eric Lukosi discussed a novel idea to tracking radioactive materials with ScienceNews.
Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive.