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Burr Co-Authors Paper Examining Electric Sands of the Moon Titan

Turns out that the grains covering the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, act like clingy packing peanuts—they become electrically charged and cause particles to stick to them. The study describing this finding, co-authored by UT researcher Devon Burr, was published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Stokely Family Residence Hall Dining Featured in Food Management

Food Management highlighted the new dining facility located within the residence hall, the Fresh Food Company. Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Jeff Maples was interviewed for the article. He spoke about the student input that went in to the planning of the dining hall and the popularity of the new facility.

Science Mag Interviews Grzanka about Toddler Play and Sexual Orientation Study

Science Magazine recently spoke with Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, regarding a story about a controversial study that suggests that the objects and people children play with as early as toddlerhood may provide clues to their eventual sexual orientation. Grzanka disputed the study’s methods and significance noting that parents’ own beliefs and biases about gender almost certainly influence how they described their children’s gendered play, which could skew their reporting.

The Daily Times Features School of Art Student Competition

UT presents its 70th annual Student Art Competition featuring work from students in the School of Art this spring. The exhibit began on February 28 and will remain on display through March 19 in the Ewing Gallery in the Art and Architecture Building. The Daily Times reported on the exhibition opening and award ceremony, which took place on Monday, February 27, prior to the event.

WVLT Showcases UT Singers’ A Cappella Skills

In an orange sea of instruments and people, pinpointing one voice in the crowd is near impossible. Take away the stadium, the fans and the marching band, and you’ve got the UT Singers. WVLT-TV Channel 8 recently caught up with the students that comprise the UT Singers.

WBIR Highlights Grissino-Mayer’s Talk on Wildfire Risk

WBIR-TV

One UT professor is on a mission to warn people about wildfire risk. Henri Grissino-Mayer, at a recent talk on campus, said another devastating incident such as the November wildfires is possible unless changes are made. WBIR-TV Channel 10 covered the event.