Design and technology blog Gizmodo featured microbiology professor Jill Mikucki and her research on the Blood Falls of Antarctica in this article. Mikucki and an international disciplinary team sampled the microbial life at the mouth of the falls, which bleeds a deep dramatic red. They are the first scientists to be able to take a sample
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UT will host more than 1,500 printmakers from around the world for the Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference March 18–21. The conference will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center and around campus.
Weekly, the world gathers around their television to tune in to shows depicting the Oval Office and Washington, D.C., but Julia Ross, a UT senior, was in the heart of the action as an intern in the nation’s capital.
Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday—and while you’ll only turn the clock ahead one hour, the disruption might be enough to throw you temporarily off kilter.
The second annual Jazz Festival Concert on Saturday, March 7, will feature the UT Big Band with guest musician Dick Oatts. It is free and open to the public and will be held in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
The UT Humanities Center has announced its class of fellows for the 2015–16 academic year. The faculty and graduate student fellowship recipients will be afforded a full year in the Humanities Center to pursue their respective research projects.
A new paper authored by UT professor suggests that in order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect. The paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, argues that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation efforts given the rate and extent of the ecological changes that are coming.
UT will award its ninth and tenth honorary degrees to social activist Marian Wright Edelman and actress Dale Dickey. Edelman will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and speak at the College of Communication and Information commencement. Dickey will receive an Honorary Master of Fine Arts in acting during a campus visit next year.
Cello amateurs, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the United States will converge at UT for an intensive three-day exploration and celebration of the instrument from Friday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 1.
Karen Lloyd’s work with subsea floor mud and frozen Siberian soil has earned her an extraordinarily competitive award. The assistant professor of microbiology at UT has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences.