Former Professor Is Convicted of Sharing Sensitive Research

In a case that could have implications for universities that conduct militarily sensitive research, a former professor who worked as a consultant on a defense research project was convicted on Wednesday of violating national-security laws.

After a weeklong trial in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tenn., the jury found J. Reece Roth, a retired professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, guilty on 18 counts of conspiracy,