This section of Dialogue features external media coverage faculty, staff, and students in our college received. Links are sourced from UT System News Roundup.
- Aljaeera: US elections: How do depression, anxiety influence voter turnout? (Political Science)
- The New York Times: Do Not Vote for My Dad’: When Families Disagree on Politics (Political Science)
- Vice: A Profanity Filter Banned the Word ‘Bone’ at a Paleontology Conference (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
- Oak Ridger: US ‘botched’ pandemic response, UT prof says (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
- MEL: Voter Depression: How America’s Mental Health Crisis Hurts Democracy (Political Science)
- Atlas Obscura: Could a Tree Help Find a Decaying Corpse Nearby? (Anthropology)
- Smoky Mountain News: Kephart’s writings compiled in new book (English)
Commentary & Opinion
- Washington Post: Amy Coney Barrett was criticized for using the term ‘sexual preference.’ Should we care? (Patrick Grzanka, Psychology)
Department News & Noteworthy Achievements
This section of Dialogue features internal news and noteworthy achievements by faculty, staff, and students in our college, as well as other department news. If you have a news item, please email Amanda Womac.
Nate Brady, a graduate student in Barry Bruce’s lab, was featured in an interview at Teknovation.biz about the company he started in March 2020 called LEAPh Biosystems LLC. Read More
Ernie Freeberg discusses his new book, The Birth of the Animal Rights Movement, in a featured New York Times Book Review podcast. Listen Now
Robert Hatcher received the 2020 GSA Florence Bascom Geologic Mapping Award at the Geological Society of America at their Annual Meeting for his numerous fundamental contributions to tectonics and structural geology a field where Professor Hatcher has distinguished himself as an outstanding geologic mapper. Read More
Christopher Ojeda, an assistant professor of political science, and his colleague Claudia Landwehr, recently published a letter in American Political Science Review arguing that people with symptoms of depression are less likely to be politically active. Read More
Jian Liu received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator award, which recognizes outstanding early-career scientists to encourage their teaching and research. Liu’s is the university’s first Young Investigator award since fiscal year 2014 and only the third in the past 10 years. Read More
Oprah Winfrey just added Joy Harjo’s 2020 When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through, the Norton Anthology of Native Nations poetry, to her new list.
Condensed matter systems and matter-antimatter asymmetry; quantum computers and cryogenic magnets—these are the studies and tools Trevor Keen and Kavish Imam will tackle with support from the U.S. Department of Energy via the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR). With these latest awards, UT is squarely in the top three institutions in the nation for success in securing funding from this program. Read More