Science Forum News

Saving the “Less Glamorous Wildlife” at Science Forum

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Marcy J. Souza, assistant professor of biomedical and diagnostic sciences, will present “Epidemics of Less Glamorous Wildlife: What Can We Do to Stop Them?” on Friday during this week’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. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

Researcher Discusses Florida’s Past and Future Flooding at Science Forum

Don Goldstein, paleontology researcher, will present “How Can Florida’s Geological Past Help Us Prepare for the Future?” on Friday during this week’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. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Expert to Discuss Sleep and the Role of the Internal Clock at Science Forum

Theresa Lee

Theresa M. Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychology, will present “Tick Tock: Sleep Across the Lifespan and the Role of the Internal Clock” on Friday during this week’s Science Forum. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

Historian to Share “Stories from the Secret City”

Ray Smith, historian at the Y-12 National Security Complex, will present “Stories from the Secret City” on Friday, January 31, at the UT Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

Expert on Treatment of Malaria to Speak at Last Science Forum

Current research of the treatment of malaria is the topic of the final Science Forum of the semester. Nathan Schmidt, assistant professor of microbiology, will present “A ‘Sweet’ Approach to Treating Malaria” on Friday, November 22. Schmidt’s presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

Knoxville Zoo’s Director of Animal Collections to Speak at UT Science Forum

The conservation of the eastern hellbender aquatic salamander and the changing role of zoos will be discussed at this week’s Science Forum. Phil Colclough, director of animal collections and conservation at Knoxville Zoological Gardens, will present “Eastern Hellbender Conservation and the New Role of Zoos” on at noon Friday, November 15, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

“Archaeological Discoveries from Space” Is Topic of Next Science Forum

The use of satellite technology in making archaeological discoveries will be the topic of the next science forum. Devin White, assistant professor of anthropology and senior research scientist of geocomputation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “Archaeological Discoveries from Space” on Friday, November 8. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

McClung Museum Curator Discusses Near-Extinct Mussels at Science Forum

Alabama lampmussels—once thought to be extinct—are the topic of discussion at this week’s Science Forum. Gerry Dinkins, of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, will present “Rediscovery of the Nearly Extinct Alabama Lampmussel in the Emory River” on Friday, November 1. The presentation will begin at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

City of Knoxville Urban Forester to Speak at Science Forum

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.

Expert on 3D Printing and Manufacturing to Present at Science Forum

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.