If animals could use Facebook, the spotted hyena would be a natural. A new study from UT’s National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) shows that the four-legged predator seems to instinctively know the benefits of social bonding.
Destination Imagination’s Global Finals Expo—considered the world’s largest celebration of creativity and innovation—will bring a record-setting 16,700 participants to the UT campus next week. This is the fifteenth consecutive year that UT has hosted the competition.
Gizmodo recently highlighted two studies conducted at UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center–also known as the Body Farm–that discuss the chemical vapors and compounds produced by the body during decomposition. Read the story here.
With a couple of films already to his credit, Ben Murphy is part of UT’s first graduating class of cinema studies majors. The new cinema studies program, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary major and minor devoted to studying the artistic, cultural, and political dimensions of motion pictures.
Inflections and enunciations on stage can make or break a performance at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Abigail Langham’s work helps UT actors bring a character’s accent to life. Langham, assistant professor of vocal production in the Department of Theatre, is a trained actress and vocal coach who recently brought her talents to UT.
Katie Hodges-Kluck, who recently completed her doctorate at UT, will present the last lecture in the Conversations and Cocktails series on Tuesday, May 5.
Jill Mikucki, a UT microbiology assistant professor, was part of a team that detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system called SkyTEM.
UT will award an honorary degree to a national advocate for children and welcome leaders in business, healthcare, and government for spring commencement ceremonies set for May 6–8.
The College of Arts and Sciences held its inaugural alumni and philanthropy awards ceremony last week in conjunction with the spring meeting of the Dean’s Advisory Board.
The Language Resource Center in Alumni Memorial Building—a place where students access computers, labs, and studios to help them learn foreign languages—has received a donation that will support its continued operation.