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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.

Clay Jones to Lead Alumni Board

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Clay Jones (’71) of Naples, Florida, the former chairman and CEO of Rockwell Collins Inc., began serving as president of the Alumni Board of Directors on July 1. The board comprises representatives of UT’s more than 235,000 alumni.

Alumna Curates McClung Exhibit on Alaska Native Art

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Following her graduation from UT, Christine Dano Johnson turned her focus to polishing her curatorial experience. This led her to curate her first solo mini exhibition, Land, Sea, and Spirit: Alaska Native Art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, at the McClung Museum.