Obesity touches the lives of more than one-third of American children and teenagers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at the obesity epidemic among adolescents and one program that’s trying to help. Sarah Colby, assistant professor of nutrition at UT, will speak at noon on Friday, September 26, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Kasey Krouse, Knoxville’s first urban forester, will talk about the strategies have been used to improve the city’s tree canopy at Friday’s Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation. It begins at noon on Friday in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
The technology of 3D printing and manufacturing is the topic of the continuing Science Forum series. Chad Duty, group leader of Deposition Science and Technology Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “3D Printing: The Next Generation of Manufacturing” Friday, October 11.
UT Knoxville faculty have written nearly 90 books over the last year, on topics ranging from textbooks on analytical statistics to the history of American cinema. The university recently recognized and celebrated that accomplishment with a reception held at Hodges Library, and with a new Web page featuring their books.
Darrin Hulsey, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, co-authored a study on dental genes in members of the Cichlidae family of fish that, 500 million years ago, may have provided the blueprint for all teeth in vertebrates today. QUEST, UT Knoxville’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Hulsey as its Scholar of the Week.