Research News

Olsson Is Quest Scholar of the Week

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Tore Olsson, assistant professor of history, was recently the recipient of a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mercer is Quest Scholar of the Week

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Associate Dean of Libraries and Director of Newfound Press Holly Mercer is participating in the Leadership Fellows program sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries.

Study: Whooping Cranes’ Predatory Behavior Key for Adaptation, Survival

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The whooping crane, with its snowy white plumage and trumpeting call, is one of the most beloved American birds, and one of the most endangered. As captive-raised cranes are re-introduced in Louisiana, they are gaining a new descriptor: natural killer. A new study from a UT researcher suggests Louisiana cranes are faring well thanks in part to their penchant for hunting reptiles and amphibians.

UT-ORNL Study: No Double Magic for Calcium-52

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Nuclear theorists from UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among the researchers who have found that Calcium-52 doesn’t quite have the magic scientists once thought.