David Cihak News

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.

Inspiring Ideas: College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Get to know David Cihak and Sarah Hillyer from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Cihak works with UT’s FUTURE Program, an initiative that aims to give students with intellectual disabilities a college experience while also teaching them how to live and work independently. Hillyer directs UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, which is partnering with the US Department of State on an initiative to empower women and girls worldwide through sports.

Digestible Science: UT Science Forum Weekly Brown Bag Talks Begin Friday

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For seventy-nine years now UT’s Science Forum has brought cutting-edge science to a level understood by everyone. This semester’s lineup of forum programs begins at noon on Friday, February 3, with a presentation by Flora Meilleur, assistant professor of biochemistry at North Carolina State University. Her presentation, “Neutrons for Biology and Bioenergy,” will cover research she is currently doing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.