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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.

McClung Museum to Host First Friday Open House

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is partnering with the UT Center for the Study of War and Society to host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7. The open house is in honor of the World War I centenary and will focus on WWI objects in the museum’s collections.

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week Kicks Off Today

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week kicks off today at UT with a full slate of activities planned throughout the week, capped off by the Three-Minute Thesis Final Competition on Friday, April 7. The week’s events include a Graduate School Open House; sessions about poster and presentation design, job search, and other campus career-related resources; free

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