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In the News: July 2022

The Washington Post: What will keep ships — and people — safer in the Gulf of Guinea?

Article based on Baker Center Global Security Fellow Brandon Prins and the research team he led on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

The New York Times: Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’?

Elizabeth Derryberry’s research on white-crowned sparrows’ soundscapes and songs prior and during the pandemic shutdown is featured in this news roundup.

KnoxNews | Opinion:  ‘Divisive concepts’ must be taught so we can learn how to come together

Guest column by Psychology Professor Patrick Grzanka

KnoxNews | Opinion: The pandemic has made the affordable housing supply in the US worse

Guest column by Lilly Morris, UT political science student

KnoxNews: Knoxville author’s debut children’s book sends sweet message of self-acceptance

Author Ashlee Latimer (’16) received her degree in theatre.

KnoxNews: Knoxville Juneteenth MLK Memorial Parade 2022 in pictures

Features Shayla C. Nunally, professor and head of the Department of Africana Studies

Indiana Daily Student: Helium to Design Smaller Microchips

A team of physicists from Indiana University has worked with the University of Tennessee to make microchips smaller, according to IU News. Microchips are small units of circuitry used in several applications, including computers, cars and GPS trackers. While microchips are constantly improved, in order to conduct electricity, its design process must change in order to accommodate those improvements.

The Chattanoogan: Jan Simek, PhD Headlines SCCi Distinguished Lecture Series June 25 Highlighting Discoveries In Alabama And Georgia Caves

Jan Simek, distinguished professor at science at the University of Tennessee, will be presenting Pre-Contact Native American Cave Art in the Southeast on Saturday, June 25 at UT-Chattanooga in the UC Auditorium at 7 p.m. The event benefits the regional land trust, Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc, which is headquartered on Signal Mountain.

Ordo News: Numerous laboratory analyzes of Antarctic minerals provide a better understanding of Mars

The results of numerous laboratory analyzes of minerals found in samples from Antarctica may give scientists a better understanding of the surface and underground environment of Mars and pinpoint the location of potentially habitable underground regions. Jill Mikucki of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville collected seawater samples from Blood Falls at the endpoint of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. It flows from an underground reservoir that has been isolated for perhaps thousands of years.