Department of Microbiology faculty members Heidi Goodrich-Blair, professor and head of microbiology, and Igor Jouline, joint faculty professor, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. They join 71 other professors worldwide as 2017 academy fellows.
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Science Magazine recently spoke with Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, regarding a story about a controversial study that suggests that the objects and people children play with as early as toddlerhood may provide clues to their eventual sexual orientation. Grzanka disputed the study’s methods and significance noting that parents’ own beliefs and biases about gender almost certainly influence how they described their children’s gendered play, which could skew their reporting.
UT physicists have developed mathematical processes that have the potential to speed up computers far beyond conventional machines and make data storage and processing cheaper and more energy efficient.
Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team of scientists, including UT’s Alexei Sokolov, tried to verify
UT researchers have succeeded in manipulating the electronic behavior of a sheet material the thickness of a single atom layer without compromising its chemical composition or structural integrity.
UT presents its 70th annual Student Art Competition featuring work from students in the School of Art this spring. The exhibit began on February 28 and will remain on display through March 19 in the Ewing Gallery in the Art and Architecture Building. The Daily Times reported on the exhibition opening and award ceremony, which took place on Monday, February 27, prior to the event.
Two months after the deadliest fire in Tennessee history, NewsChannel 5 in Nashville goes back to Sevier County for a deeper look. UT geography professor Henri Grissino-Mayer said his cause for concern took root decades ago.
Bradley Hininger, UT graduate student of geography, recently wrote a column featured in the Tennessean that explains the reasoning behind students’ protest of the recent election.
In February, the School of Music honored Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy award-winning artist Jennifer Higdon during a four-day event. Several local outlets covered the event.
In an orange sea of instruments and people, pinpointing one voice in the crowd is near impossible. Take away the stadium, the fans and the marching band, and you’ve got the UT Singers. WVLT-TV Channel 8 recently caught up with the students that comprise the UT Singers.