A UT graduate student’s climate change research could aid researchers and conservationists working to save a threatened tree species known as whitebark pine—and by extension, preserve the primary food source of an American icon, the grizzly bear.
UT’s Department of Sociology will host a conference April 27–29 addressing some of the most pressing current issues surrounding racial inequality in the United States. The three-day conference, New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, will bring nationally and internationally recognized scholars to the UT campus.
Margaret Scobey, a longtime public servant and former US ambassador to Syria and Egypt, has been named the UT Department of History’s outstanding alumna for 2017. She will be celebrated during the history department’s annual honors ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at the Frieson Black Cultural Center.
A team led by Tickle College of Engineering professors could soon reshape flight right down to the very look of aircraft.
The UT Police Department will host its annual Memorial Golf Tournament at the Three Ridges Golf Course at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. Registration is now open for the tournament, which is in its 10th year.
Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor in the Department of Geography and an expert in using tree rings to reconstruct past climates, has been named a James R. Cox Professor.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an “Ask a Physicist” Facebook Live question and answer session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, on the department’s Facebook page. Physicists Andrew Steiner and Jun Han will discuss neutron stars, the second most compact objects in the universe.
Zachary Ogburn, a second year chemistry graduate student, has developed a novel approach to monitor how microscopic algae adapt—a step that could help improve the marine environment.
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.
UT’s Baker Center will host former US Congressman Bob Clement at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Toyota Auditorium. Clement will discuss his journey from the Governor’s Residence to Congress as well as his newly-released book.