Faculty & Staff News

Study Compares Active Video Gaming to Unstructured Outdoor Play

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The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children’s lack of interest in physical activity, but a UT study recently published in the “Games for Health Journal” suggests that active video games may actually be a source of moderate or intense physical activity in children five to eight years old.

In Memoriam: Kelly Thomas

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Kelly Thomas, a tuba professor in the School of Music, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:30 p.m. this Friday with the funeral immediately following at Clearwater Baptist Church, 964 County Road 180 in Athens, Tennessee. The burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Thomas was appointed tuba/euphonium instructor at UT in 2014.

Cumberland Avenue Lanes to Close June 9

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For six weeks beginning Tuesday, June 9, all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between University Commons and West Volunteer Boulevard will be closed. The affected section runs under the railroad crossing and in front of the entrance to the Kingston Pike Building.

Computational Science Program Brings Students From US, China

Nine students from the United States and China are on campus this week for Computational Sciences for Undergraduate Research Experiences, a summer internship program focused on developing knowledge and skills to use advanced computing in research.

Red Orbit: The Dinosaurs of Jurassic World

Fans of the Jurassic Park movies are counting down the days until the June 12 release of the latest dinosaur flick, Jurassic World. UT Professor Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, a vertebrate paleontologist based in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is writing a seven-part series for online publication Red Orbit highlighting the dinosaurs featured in the new movie. Part

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