Research News

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Sahba Seddighi

“We all respond to stress in different ways. Some get headaches. Some get heart disease. But the underlying mechanisms for the basis of this variation is not fully understood,” Sahba Seddighi told Quest magazine last October. A senior in the College Scholars Program, she studies neuroplasticity—how the brain changes as a result of life experiences. >> Video

Dinets’ Eurasian Birds Study in the News

Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, recently published a study showing that Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, which could end up having a negative effect on native species. Several publications featured the work.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: College of Nursing Community Health Fairs


The College of Nursing Community Health Fairs have changed locations and themes over the years to reflect shifting community needs. The fairs provide an opportunity for nursing students to gain valuable community experience while providing both university and community members with personal health information and numerous screenings.

Science Forum to Discuss the Quest for Clean Water through Desalination

Shannon Mahurin, staff scientist for the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss issues in water supply and how new materials could improve the desalination process for future needs at this week’s Science Forum. His talk, “Desalination: The Quest for Clean Water,” will be held at noon on Friday, October 2, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.