Plant diseases pose a serious threat to global food security, especially in developing countries, where millions of people depend on consuming what they harvest. In sub-Saharan Africa, one plant disease in particular – maize lethal necrosis – is ravaging one of the region’s preferred crops for food, feed and income. A team of researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), based at UT, has used mathematical modeling to better understand the dynamics of the disease and how to manage it.
Chancellor Beverly Davenport was invited to participate in a panel assembled by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to discuss free speech and student activism on college campuses.
From working at food banks in multiple states to sprucing up neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Atlanta to working at a summer program for kids in rural Tennessee, students and alumni around the country are joining forces this summer to underscore UT’s volunteer tradition.
The American Nuclear Society will bestow 11 scholarships on UT nuclear engineering students at its annual meeting in San Francisco on June 11.