Posts By: Lola Alapo

Two Faculty Members Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

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.

Science Mag Interviews Grzanka about Toddler Play and Sexual Orientation Study

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-ORNL: Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer Nanocomposites

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

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The Daily Times Features School of Art Student Competition

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.

WVLT Showcases UT Singers’ A Cappella Skills

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.