The News Sentinel recently featured Ben Fitzpatrick, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in a story about mudpuppies, one of the largest aquatic salamanders in the eastern US. Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on population genetics, conservation biology and vertebrate biology. Read the full News Sentinel story online. (login required)
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The larvae of some species of reef fish appear to survive better depending on the timing of when they were spawned, according to new research from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.
The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase as part of UT Knoxville’s $1.06 billion new fiscal year budget, which begins July 1.
At Thursday’s UT Board of Trustees meeting, President Joe DiPietro led a special tribute to President Emeritus Ed Boling, who died on June 18.
A UT-related project exploring the role that neutrinos and dark matter particles can play in the formation of the universe has received a prestigious award from the US Department of Energy.
The Clarence Brown Theatre will open its season this September with a comedy called The 39 Steps. It features four actors playing more than 100 characters.
Twenty-four law enforcement personnel from thirteen agencies across the United States are taking part in a five-day outdoor recovery course this week at the Anthropology Research Facility. They are recovering human remains and learning how to obtain evidence from decomposed and buried bodies. The training will better prepare them for the range and variation of homicide scenes
Forbes magazine highlighted UT’s Anthropology Research Facility, commonly known as the Body Farm, as one of the best in the nation that conducts pioneering research and works with law enforcement to bring killers to justice. The facility is the first of its kind in the world. It also has generated the William M. Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, the
Kelly Thomas, a tuba professor in the School of Music, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:30 p.m. this Friday with the funeral immediately following at Clearwater Baptist Church, 964 County Road 180 in Athens, Tennessee. The burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Thomas was appointed tuba/euphonium instructor at UT in 2014.
Fans of the Jurassic Park movies are counting down the days until the June 12 release of the latest dinosaur flick, Jurassic World. UT Professor Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, a vertebrate paleontologist based in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is writing a seven-part series for online publication Red Orbit highlighting the dinosaurs featured in the new movie. Part