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Research Week 2017: UT Music Student Finds Unique Tune in Grindcore Research

Musically speaking, Paul Royse, a senior from Knoxville in music theory and piano performance, is going where no one has gone before. His focus: grindcore, a genre of music fusing aspects of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s but has been virtually absent in music research literature.

News Sentinel: Hughes Among Scientists Studying GSMNP After Wildfires

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured Karen Hughes, a mycologist and professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in a video interview and written article. Hughes is one of many scientists conducting research in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park following the November 2016 wildfires. Her research focuses on fungi that comes up uniquely after fires.

Stuart Study Explores Tie Between Alcohol, Marijuana Use in Teens and Later Use of Synthetic Marijuana

Teenagers who have symptoms of depression and who drink alcohol or use marijuana tend to use synthetic marijuana later in life, according to a new study co-authored by UT researcher Gregory Stuart. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, is the first of its kind to assess whether marijuana use is predictive over time of the use of synthetic cannabinoids—the group of chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana.