The ancestry of man’s best friend may be more complicated than its furry coat and soulful eyes betray. Understanding the evolutionary history of the domesticated dog may ultimately help protect endangered wolves, according to a UT study.
College of Arts and Sciences News
The International Journal of Nuclear Security, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and research related to all aspects of nuclear security, is now available online and free to the public.
With the start of the academic year, nine new department heads have now taken their posts.
It’s football time in Tennessee and the kickoff of another game day tradition: the Pregame Showcase. Football fans are invited to hear from some of UT’s exceptional faculty during the twenty-sixth annual College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase, which begins Saturday, September 12.
Physics Professor John Quinn, who served as chancellor of UT from 1989 to 1992 under then-president Lamar Alexander, has been named chancellor emeritus. Quinn recently retired after a fifty-seven-year career in academics, twenty-six years of which were spent at UT.
In an effort to make live theater available to all, the Clarence Brown Theatre has implemented “Pay What You Wish” pricing for the first Wednesday Preview during the upcoming season. The first performance will be September 9 for The 39 Steps
Tattoos are increasingly a popular way to acknowledge trauma or pay tribute to the dead, a place, or a life-changing event. For survivors of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, tattoos are becoming a form of storytelling and a tool of coping and healing, according to a UT cultural geographer.
Hundreds of Tennessee high school students will put their mathematics skills to the test and vie for scholarships during this year’s UT Pro2Serve Math Contest.
The forty-six members of UT’s Chamber Singers choir departed on July 18 for a thirteen-day United Kingdom adventure, during which they had a twelve-day residency filled with rehearsals and singing during cathedral Chorale services at several famed venues—historic Canterbury Cathedral and Saint Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London.
Invasive species, from plants like the kudzu vine to animals like the red scale insect that chomps through citrus crops, threaten the health of vital agricultural and natural lands. Three undergraduate students have developed a new tool to help fight these pests. Their work was done with UT faculty mentors during a summer research program at NIMBioS.