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KNS Features Inwood, Alderman Op-ed on Diversity

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UT’s Joshua Inwood and Derek Alderman wrote an opinion editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the importance of diverse programs to the success of students beyond their college careers.

NIMBioS: Special Collection Explores Origin and Evolution of Play

An adult Gelada monkey plays with a juvenile. A new special issue of Adaptive Behavior examines the evolution and origin of play via mathematical and computational approaches. Credit: Elisabetta Palagi

Research on the evolution and function of play at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at UT has culminated in a special issue of the journal Adaptive Behavior. The collection heavily features the research of Gordon Burghardt, who works on many aspects of animal behavior, play behavior, ethical treatment of animals, and zoo animal welfare.

NIMBioS Study Shows Ancestral Relationships of Modern Creationist Legislation

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A new NIMBioS study sheds light on the strategies used by creationists to influence the way biology is taught in the classroom. The study reconstructed the evolutionary history of antievolution efforts in state legislatures to reveal the relationships among lawmaking efforts over the past decade.

Inwood Responds on WATE to Supreme Court Justice’s Affirmative Action Comments

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US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, during a recent hearing about affirmative action, said students of color may be better off at “lesser schools” because many are “pushed ahead too fast.” UT’s Joshua Inwood told WATE-TV Channel 6 that Scalia’s comments may demonstrate how his power relationships and ideas about race inform his jurisprudence and may be outmoded.

Graduate Receives Job Offer Immediately After Ceremony

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On graduation day, some college students are overcome with fear because they don’t have a job waiting for them. Gabrielle Pozin, who graduated from UT on Friday, was one of those students. Almost. Pozin received the call of a lifetime en route to her post-commencement celebration lunch. With the call came the offer to be

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UT Researcher Leading the Fight to Save Salamanders

Fire salamander with Bsal ulcerations.

In an essay published in PLOS Pathogens, Matt Gray, a researcher with the UT Institute of Agriculture Center for Wildlife Health, along with a coalition of international scientists describe a new threat to the survival of some North American salamanders.

News Sentinel Features Darby in Story About Syrian Refugee Photos

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The News Sentinel interviewed Erin Darby for a story about a new exhibit that features the photos of Syrian refugee children taken by a local man. The paper noted that Darby, assistant professor of religious studies, knows firsthand how seeing the faces of refugees can change someone. She often takes her students to Jordan for excavation projects and

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