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University of Tennessee Professor Uses Plantations to Examine Race in America


As the nation pauses to recognize civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. next Monday, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor is reflecting on the country's racial history in a different way—by examining plantations.
12-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

White House Picks University of Tennessee to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute

President Obama will announce today that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million...
9-Jan-2015 11:05 AM EST

University of Tennessee Professor Researches Rare Rock with 30,000 Diamonds

Diamonds are beautiful and enigmatic. Though chemical reactions that create the highly coveted sparkles still remain a mystery, a professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is studying a rare rock covered in diamonds that may hold clues...
5-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

University of Tennessee Research Offers Explanation for Titan Dune Puzzle

Research led by Devon Burr, an associate professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UT, shows that winds on Titan must blow faster than previously thought to move sand. The discovery may explain how the dunes were formed.
5-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

'Family' Matters When Predicting Ecosystems' Reaction to Global Change

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study shows that just as our family histories dictate what we look like and how we act, plant evolutionary history shapes community responses to interacting agents of global change.
5-Dec-2014 10:40 AM EST

Little Evidence Conservation Organizations Respond to Economic Signals

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds that nonprofit organizations aiming to protect biodiversity show little evidence of responding to economic signals, which could limit the effectiveness of future conservation efforts.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Study Finds Saving Lonely Species Is Important for the Environment

Joe Bailey looked at endemic eucalyptus found in Tasmania. They discovered that these rare species have developed unique characteristics to survive, and that these characteristics may also impact the survival of its neighbors in the ecosystem.
30-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Study Finds Fish Just Wanna Have Fun

Gordon Burghardt and his colleagues Vladimir Dinets, a psychology research assistant professor, and James Murphy of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., are the first to document play with objects in a cichlid fish species.
20-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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U of Tennessee Law Professor Can Discuss Gaza Conflict

3-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

University of Tennessee Expert Can Discuss ISIS

25-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UT Expert Can Discuss Anthrax Security Issues #UTKnoxville

24-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Offers Experts on Trucker Safety, Sleep

11-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UT Expert Available to Address Heartbleed Bug

21-Apr-2014 11:40 AM EDT

U of Tennessee Faculty Can Discuss Daylight Saving Time's Effect on Our Bodies

3-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EST

U of Tennessee Professor Can Discuss Situation in Ukraine

3-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EST

UT Expert: Olympic Infrastructure Investments, Not Venues, Bring Economic Growth

All eyes turn to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics this week as athletes compete to take the gold. But what happens to the city and sporting facilities that have been built for the event once everyone returns home? It's a question Scott...
6-Feb-2014 11:00 AM EST

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