Faculty & Staff News

Study: Whooping Cranes’ Predatory Behavior Key for Adaptation, Survival

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The whooping crane, with its snowy white plumage and trumpeting call, is one of the most beloved American birds, and one of the most endangered. As captive-raised cranes are re-introduced in Louisiana, they are gaining a new descriptor: natural killer. A new study from a UT researcher suggests Louisiana cranes are faring well thanks in part to their penchant for hunting reptiles and amphibians.

UT-ORNL Study: No Double Magic for Calcium-52

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Nuclear theorists from UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among the researchers who have found that Calcium-52 doesn’t quite have the magic scientists once thought.

Titus Andronicus Preview Kicks Off CBT Production Run

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Is revenge justice? In Williams Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, a victorious general returns home, having already lost many sons in the war, only to find political chaos and the emperor marrying his enemy.

HR Connection: Alica Shamblin Named Recruitment Manager

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Alica Shamblin has been promoted to the position of manager of recruitment. Shamblin has worked in the Human Resources office for the past year. During her time at UT, she has worked on both recruitment and employee relations assignments. Shamblin replaces Ashlie Czyz, who was recently promoted to director of HR services and executive recruiter for the UT System.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Handbooks Available Online

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, circa 1930. From Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Records, 1926-1969. MS.0423. University of Tennessee Special Collections

UT and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club have partnered to create the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Collection, an online digital collection documenting ninety years of hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.

In Memoriam: Zachary Woodall

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Zachary Lee Woodall, a staff member in Facilities Services and a UT graduate, died Thursday, February 4.