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Social Work Professor and Burn Survivor Develops App to Help Burn Victims

Burn patients need support to transition to burn survivors. That's why Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT's College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge.
13-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Five Tips for Staying Healthy and Living Longer


Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What can you do to gain the benefits of prevention?
10-Feb-2017 9:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Holy Batcave! Personal Sighting Leads UT's Dinets to New Data on Spectral Bat


Spectral bats, also called false vampire bats for their imposing size—with a wingspan of over three feet—are the largest bats in the Americas and typically roost in trees in lowland forests. Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of...
12-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UT Professor Develops Algorithm to Improve Online Mapping of Disaster Areas


Yingjie Hu, UT assistant professor of geography, has developed an algorithm to improve online mapping of disaster areas.
28-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

It's Not a Bird! It's Not a Plane! It's the Fastest Flying Mammal, Says UT Study


When most people think of animals moving at high speed, they envision cheetahs or swiftly diving raptors. They can now add the Brazilian free-tailed bat — a tiny nocturnal mammal — to the list. A new study from the University of Tennessee,...
9-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Emery Co-Authors Study on Detection of Water on Asteroid Named Psyche


A UT professor has helped detect water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system. The asteroid is the target of a proposed NASA mission.
3-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UT Scientists Identify Bacterial Genes That Could Lessen Severity of Malaria

UT researchers have identified a set of bacterial genes that may help them find ways to lessen the severity of the disease malaria. Their findings could also aid the research of fellow scientists working in malaria-stricken regions around the world.
3-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

From Pokemon Go to Birdwatching: UT Scientist Studies How We Express Our Inner Hunter

Interested in birding or wildlife photography? Enjoy playing Pokemon Go and catching imaginary creatures? If so, you may simply be expressing your inner hunter. So says a new study from Vladimir Dinets, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research...
30-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UT Institutions Can Address How Investigation Into #KimJongNam Assassination and Source of VX Nerve Agent Could Be Conducted

1-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST

Thanos Papanicolaou Can Address Dam Safety, Dam Maintenance & Security, Ecological Impact #OrovilleDam

15-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

University of Tennessee Experts Can Talk About Gatlinburg Fire

29-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

UT's Stuart Brotman Can Provide Analysis of Social Media Discourse During Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates and on Election Night.


15-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

UT Professor Discusses the Science of Olympians


Once every four years, people from all nations marvel at the incredible feats of the greatest athletes in the world. What is it that allows them to run, jump and throw faster and farther than the average person?
3-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT

UT Expert Discusses Critical Voting Groups for 2016 Election

The 2016 presidential elections will be one of the nation's historic races—both because of the presumptive candidates and the voter groups each will drive to the polls—according to a political science expert at the University of Tennessee,...
21-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT

UT Expert: "Massacre in Orlando Is ... An Extreme Example of the Everyday Terrorism That LGBT People of Color Experience in the U.S."


15-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT

UT Astrophysics Expert Can Explain Impact, Meaning of Gravitational Waves Discovery

11-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

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