Solar eclipse, faculty expertise highlight media appearances

Gary Schirr
Gary Schirr

Over the past week, Radford University faculty shared their expertise on a variety of topics with the media.

  • Solar physicist Mike Freed will lead a team of 10 students on Aug. 21 to Nashville, Tennessee, to witness the first total solar eclipse since 1979. On campus, physics professor Rhett Herman is planning several activities to celebrate the spectacular phenomena. The Roanoke Times reported on the plans for the celestial event. 
  • Gary Schirr, director of Graduate and Special Programs in the College of Business and Economics, discussed Net Neutrality Day with WDBJ7.
  • Assistant Professor Luke William Hunt, a former FBI Special Agent, discussed plea bargains with the Greeley Tribune
  • Tod Burke, professor of Criminal Justice, discussed deactivated police body cameras with Austrailian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National Breakfast. The radio interview is available below.


Jul 19, 2017
Max Esterhuizen