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Knoxville Immigrants Invited to Participate in ‘Unknown Americans’ Project

The First-Year Studies program is partnering with Cristina Henriquez, the author of this year's Life of the Mind book, The Book of Unknown Americans, and inviting the Knoxville community to participate in "The Unknown Americans Project" on Tumblr. The aim of the project is to shed light on the often untold stories of immigrants in America.


Big South Fork hosting program to celebrate ‘blue moon’

Paul Lewis, director of UT’s planetarium and space science outreach, will lead an exploration of the blue moon–the second full moon in a calendar month–later this week. Lewis, along with rangers from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will celebrate this occurrence during an 8:00 p.m. program July 31 at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. […]


UT researchers trying to stop the spread of canine distemper

WVLT Local 8 Now featured students and faculty at UT who are investigating ways to stop the spread of canine distemper, a devastating disease affecting dogs—particularly those in animal shelters. The team, part of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, is using math models to study how the disease spreads through a shelter once the […]


Austin American-Statesman: Teams digging into history of the earliest people

The Austin American-Statesman featured David Anderson, a professor of anthropology, in this story about archaeology teams digging in Texas as they search for clues about the continent’s first native people. Anderson specializes in Paleo-Indian archaeology.


Neal Stewart’s Perspective on Songwriting and Science

What does songwriting have in common with science? Neal Stewart, who holds the Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, describes their similarities in an essay published in the July 24 issue of Science.


Teachers test egg drop, model rockets at UT aerospace workshop

The News Sentinel recently featured UT’s summer aerospace workshop that aims to help teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade bring STEM education into the classroom through hands-on activities such as egg drops, and building model planes and rockets. The paper also interviewed Paul Lewis, director of UT’s planetarium and space science outreach who teaches astronomy and model rocket […]




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