This section of Dialogue features external media coverage faculty, staff, and students in our college received. Links are sourced from the News Summary, published by the UT Office of Media Relations. If you have a news item to pitch to external media, please email Amanda Womac.
Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts
- Vanity Fair: Dolly Parton’s America Got Its Start with an Unlikely Friendship (History)
- Daily Beacon: UT Lecturers Arrange Petition For Fair Wages, Spark Overall Wage Discussion (English)
- WUOT: ‘People Where They Are’ (Theatre)
- MBS News: Communism, Soviet Aid and Tradition: The Ingredients of China’s Scientific Development (History)
- News Sentinel: Highlander Center Early Days Are Told in Clarence Brown Theatre’s ‘People Where They Are’ (Theatre)
- PBS NewsHour: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo on Opening a ‘Doorway of Hope’ for Indigenous Artists (English)
- News Sentinel: For A Father and Son, Pride in UT Band Never Wavers (Music)
- News Sentinel (photos): Pride Of The Southland: The 150th Year Of The Tennessee Marching Band In Pictures
- Nature World News: What Did Ancient Crocodiles Eat? Study Says as Much as a Snout Can Grab (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
- National Geographic: Hippo and Hyena Touch Noses in Rare Encounter (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
- DCist: Warming Weather is Seemingly Bringing a New Species of Bat to D.C. (Biology)
- WBIR: Paying Attention to Commuting Patterns Can Help Stop Mosquito-Borne Illnesses (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
- The Atlantic: Scientists Taught Rats to Play Hide-and-Seek With Them (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
- ApartmentThearpy.com: Why You Should Make the Switch to Hygienic Silicone Toilet Brushes (Microbiology)
- Best Naira News: Where and Why Do Modern Pirate Attacks Happen? (Political Science)
- NPR: The Complicated Business of Plantation Tourism (Geography)
- WBIR: Americans Say Politics are Literally Making Them Sick, Lose Sleep (Political Science)
- MedicalResearch.com: Excess Sugar in Childhood Linked to Adult Obesity Epidemic (Anthropology)
- WBIR: New UT Study Finds Tennesseans Are Misinformed about Tornado Risks (Geography)
- WATE: UT Researchers Shed New Light on Obesity Epidemic Also appeared in other outlets, including News-Medical.net, ScienceBlog, NDTV Food, Health Site, Bariatric News, and Alex Jones’ Infowars (Anthropology)
- Science Magazine: Study: Many Tennesseans Are Misinformed About Tornado Protection (Geography)
- Popular Mechanics: Corpses Keep Moving Long After Death (Anthropology)
- News Sentinel: Meet the winners of the YWCA Tribute to Women Awards (Sociology)
- Daily Beacon: Upcoming Women’s Development Conference in Bahrain Organized by UT Graduate Students (Political Science)
Opinions & Commentary
- News Sentinel (Robert J. Booker): Black Students Had to Fight to Study at UT (History)
- National Interest (Jordan Brasher): A Confederate Statue Graveyard Could Help Bury the Old South (Geography)
- Gladys Alexandre received the ASM award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists.
- Stephen Blackwell, professor of Russian, received the Gennady Barabtarlo Prize, for the best academic article or book chapter on Nabokov of 2018 and The Brian Boyd Prize, for the best book of 2016 – 2018 by someone who has previously published a book predominantly on Nabokov.
- Adrian Del Caro, professor of German and head of MFLL, was featured in an article about Nietzsche in the latest issue of The New Yorker.
- Hilary Havens, assistant professor of English, recently published Revising the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Authorship from Manuscript to Print with Cambridge UP.
- Bob Hutton, lecturer of history, was one of the historians featured on PBS’s This American Experience episode on the Hatfield/McCoy feud.
- Damian Ruck, postdoc in anthropology, will publish The Cultural Foundations of Modern Democracies, in Nature.
- Maria Stehle, associate professor of German, has been elected to serve as vice president/president-elect of the Coalition of Women in German.
- Steve Wilhelm received NSF EDGE award for giant virus research.