Arts & Sciences News

Happy Father’s Day: Charles O. Jackson Created a Lasting Legacy at UT

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Sunday is Father’s Day, and to celebrate we asked you to share your UT Dad stories with us. Holly Jackson-Sullivan, director of development for humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, shares the story of her late father, Charles O. Jackson, who helped shape several aspects of the current College of Arts and Sciences and for whom a lecture series and graduate fellowship is named.

UT Connection to New Element Tennessine Garners National Coverage

A team of scientists from Tennessee has helped discover a new element that might bring the Volunteer State to the 117th slot on the periodic table. The name, “Tennessine,” recognizes the contribution of researchers at UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Vanderbilt University. Robert Grzywacz, director of the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applicationsand

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NIMBioS: Mathematical Simulation of Open-heart Surgery Lends Clues to Kidney Failure

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Nearly a third of all patients undergoing heart surgery experience kidney failure, yet little is known about why kidney injury occurs or how to prevent it. Now, for the first time, a team including NIMBioS researchers have investigated the causes of kidney injury, using a mathematical model that simulates typical open-heart surgery and the effects on a rat kidney.

The Scientist Interviews Shteynberg about Emotional Contagion

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The Scientist interviewed Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, for this story exploring ways through which emotions could be spread among people. His research has shown that emotional contagion is enhanced in group settings.