Arts & Sciences News

Researcher Urges Caution on Rewilding to Restore Wild Spaces

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Efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals have become increasingly popular in recent years. A study co-authored by Dan Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, says scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of this form of restoration is limited at best. The introduction of species into new places is often met with unexpected negative consequences for the environment.

Exhibit, Reception at Downtown Gallery for February First Friday

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Painter Larry Brown’s Science and Nature exhibit opens Friday, February 5, at UT’s Downtown Gallery and runs through February 27. A reception for the artist will be 5:00–9:00 p.m. Friday as part of Knoxville’s February First Friday events.

In Memoriam: John Muldowny

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John Muldowny, a longtime faculty member in the Department of History, passed away on January 27. He was 84.

In Memoriam: Warren Hurst Jones

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Warren Hurst Jones, former head of the Department of Psychology, passed away on January 4, at his home in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was 71.