Kelly Thomas, a tuba professor in the School of Music, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:30 p.m. this Friday with the funeral immediately following at Clearwater Baptist Church, 964 County Road 180 in Athens, Tennessee. The burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Thomas was appointed tuba/euphonium instructor at UT in 2014.
College of Arts and Sciences News
Fans of the Jurassic Park movies are counting down the days until the June 12 release of the latest dinosaur flick, Jurassic World. UT Professor Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, a vertebrate paleontologist based in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is writing a seven-part series for online publication Red Orbit highlighting the dinosaurs featured in the new movie. Part
UT joined world partners today in a new era of research as scientists began recording data from the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator.
World-renowned neuroscientist Subimal Datta joined the faculty this spring. He comes to UT from the Boston University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of psychiatry, neurology, and behavioral neuroscience and director for the Sleep and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Laboratory.
Real-life crime scene investigators will excavate human remains, obtain fingerprints from decomposed bodies and collect insect evidence as part of a course at UT this month.
Not every encounter between predator and prey results in death. A new study co-authored by a UT professor suggests that prey emit warning cues that can ultimately lead to both their survival and that of their predators.
Faculty member Andrew Steen will travel to Pennsylvania this month to continue a research project that allows inner-city New Jersey teens to experience hands-on science.
When the next generation of high performance computing comes to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT’s physicists will be working on the first projects that put its power to work.
Steve Inskeep, an anchor of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, will speak at the Bijou Theatre on Tuesday, June 2. The campus community is invited to the 7:00 p.m. event downtown.
Roanoke, Virginia-based television station WDBJ 7 recently featured a story about a woman who has ties to UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, also known as the Body Farm. The woman’s mother donated her body to help further the center’s research. Read and watch the story here.