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Stem Cells to Egyptian Graffiti: Mic/Nite Highlights Faculty Research

Ryann Aoukar

Imagine learning about significant research—everything from stem cell research to Egyptian graffiti—in seven minutes or less. That’s what happens at Mic/Nite, where eleven faculty members take turns making short presentations about their work. This semester’s Mic/Nite will be held on March 13 at the Relix Variety Theatre. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, including a cash bar and pizza. The free event is open only to UT faculty, staff, and their spouses or partners.

UT Researcher: Swear Words Less Offensive on Cable Than Broadcast TV

Four letter words may offend you more depending on which television channel you watch, according to a recent study out of Florida State University and UT Knoxville. This study, published in the January issue of Mass Communication and Society, found that some TV viewers believe swearing on premium channels and cable is less offensive than vulgarity on broadcast channels.