Institute of Agriculture News

UT Hosts Symposium This Week for Bat Research, Conservation, and Education

Bat experts from around the country and the world are in Knoxville this week as part of the annual symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research. The conference will provide participants an opportunity to exchange ideas relating to bat research, conservation, and education. It will include field trips as well as a teachers’ workshop for local educators. A representative from the Organization for Bat Conservation will bring “flying foxes”—bats the size of Chihuahuas—for the teachers’ workshop.

Professors Elected to Offices in Scientific Society

Scott Senseman, professor and head of UT’s Department of Plant Sciences, will serve as the Weed Science Society of America president-elect in 2017, and Larry Steckel, professor of plant sciences, will serve as vice-president.

AgResearch Leaders Honored for Service

Two members of the AgResearch leadership team were recently honored at the annual Research Center Administrators Society meeting in Mobile, Alabama.