Faculty & Staff News

Letters from China: Visiting Museums and Landmarks, Saying Goodbye to New Friends

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Twenty-eight faculty, staff, and students took Big Orange Country to China through an English immersion camp—and the UT community has been following along over the past two weeks. Lola Alapo, public relations specialist in the Office of Communications and Marketing, sent back reports about the group’s adventures.

Study: Tails Might Have Helped Vertebrates Evolve from Sea to Land

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When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists previously realized. That’s one conclusion from a new study by a multidisciplinary team from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Clemson University, Carnegie Mellon University and the UT-based National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.

Study: Relationship Woes Could Have Roots Close to Home

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to having successful relationships lies within. That’s the somewhat startling finding of a study conducted by graduate student Jerika Norona and Professor Deborah Welsh, both of the psychology department, which Welsh heads.