Arts & Sciences News

Dinets Research on Frog-Bat Connection in the News

Several media outlets, and science and online publications recently featured Vladimir Dinets’ research showing the importance of bats to the survival of a rare frog and other species.

Salon: We were not wired for scary things

Salon featured the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, in a story that examines the spooky science of thrills and Halloween fear.

Local Media Outlets Cover Physics Students’ Pumpkin Drop Event

The Society of Physics Students dropped pumpkins frozen with liquid nitrogen from a height of 80 feet Friday near the Humanities and Social Sciences building as part of some Halloween fun. The event focused on science engagement and literacy. Several local media outlets covered the story.

WUOT Interviews Siddiqi Lecture Speaker


Georgetown University scholar Jonathan Brown delivered UT’s second Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies on October 27. WUOT 91.9 FM interviewed Brown about the event, which was hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.

Study: Lack of ZZZZs May Zap Cell Growth, Brain Activity

Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It could short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation, and even brain activity, according to a new UT study.

University Celebrates Mossman Building Groundbreaking

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The university took a big step forward Thursday by breaking ground on the Mossman Building, a state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facility scheduled to open by fall 2018. The building is named for the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who also provided UT with an estate gift that established the Mossman Lecture Series. Last night’s inaugural Mossman Distinguished Lecture featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy drew more than 8,000 people, many of them UT students.

Experts Offer Tips for Taking Advantage of Daylight Saving Time

With daylight saving time set for Sunday morning, UT experts are encouraging people to take advantage of the extra hour. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. Winding back clocks by one hour results in an extra hour of the day.