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January 2022 Edition of Dialogue

Oprah Daily: Trailblazers

Cave Canem, co-created by Cornelius Eady and Toi Derricottee, was featured as an organization incubating change – opening doors and ushering in a new wave of artists.

Psychology Today: Why Reptilian Brains Are Comparable to Our Own

Gordon Burghardt, UT professor of psychology and ecology & evolutionary biology, shares insights from decades-long studies into the psychological world of ectotherms.

The Rogersville Review: Cherokee High School grad Sarah K. Campbell appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court

Campbell (’04) earned her law degree at Duke University. She clerked for US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Learn About the Civil Rights Leader’s Journey and the History of His Holiday

Shayla C. Nunnally, professor of political science and head of the UT Department of Africana Studies, discusses the state of the country during this time as we celebrate MLK Day.

CBC Radio (Canada): Archeologists struggle to repair vandals’ damage to ancient petroglyphs in Texas

Petroglyphs, or rock carvings, that were etched into a Texas desert rock thousands of years ago were damaged and obscured by vandals who scratched names and dates into the rock face, according to officials at Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas. Park staff are searching for whoever defaced the ancient swirls of rock art in the Indian Head area of the park on Dec. 26. …  Anthropologist Jan Simek of the University of Tennessee called the vandalism “disturbing” and “selfish.”

WHAS:  Scientists say more tornadoes are coming to the South — and they’re likely to be more devastating

The storms are shifting from the Great Plains to the Southeast said Kelsey Ellis, a University of Tennessee Hazard Climatologist. Also on WTHR

Yahoo News: How MLK boulevards throughout the country are inspiring change

The stigmatization of neighborhoods in the era of redlining in cities like St. Louis, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Chicago continues around streets named after King, said Derek Alderman, a professor of geography at the University of Tennessee. In the film, Alderman says he believes MLK boulevards “are a litmus test” for where the country is coming to terms with the economic inequalities and systemic racism in Black communities.

The College Fix: U. Tennessee to launch CRT center, require professors commit to DEI for tenure

A slate of diversity plans filed by individual schools within the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will require some professors to commit to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices to gain tenure, create a new critical race center on campus, and embed diversity-based curricula throughout the university, according to plans obtained by The College Fix.

Fox News: Sen. Blackburn slams University of Tennessee amid report it sought to create a critical race center

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is receiving criticism after reporting surfaced that it advanced proposals for partnering with a “critical race collective” (CRC) and is seeking to integrate social justice and anti-racism into various aspects of the school.