Faculty & Staff 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.

CCI’s Brotman Writes on Anniversary of Telecommunications Act

Stuart Brotman, the inaugural Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information, authored essays on several national websites today to mark the twentieth anniversary of President Bill Clinton’s signing of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Department Heads Forum Is February 10

The next meeting of the Department Heads Forum, a series of workshops and discussions for both recently appointed and the long-standing department heads, is Wednesday, February 10.

Three Upcoming Events Focus on Wellness

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Join the Be Well team to get more daily activity, learn about healthy eating hacks, and participate in a community 5K to benefit TNT Leukemia Lymphoma Society and local ROTC programs next week.

Vol Court Pitch Competition Adds New Topics, Kicks off February 17

The Vol Court Pitch Competition encourages students, faculty, staff, and community members to pitch their business ideas for a chance to win $1,500, space in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator, and free legal and accounting services.

Jalata Is Quest Scholar of the Week

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Asafa Jalata, professor of sociology, global studies, and Africana studies, has published a new book, Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization: From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden.