Science Forum News

Professor Discusses Extinction of Tropical Birds at November 9 Science Forum

Alison Boyer

Alison Boyer, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has spent the past ten years studying the endangerment and extinction of Pacific island birds. She’ll be discussing her work at the UT Science Forum on Friday, November 9. The weekly presentations begin at noon on Fridays in room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Professor to Discuss Archaeological Finds in Turkey at Science Forum

JP Dessel

J. P. Dessel, Steinfeld Associate Professor of Near Eastern History and Archaeology, has been excavating a site in the ‘Amuq Plain of Turkey since 2008. He’ll discuss the latest finds from the site at the Science Forum on Friday. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research and the general public to learn about science through a conversational presentation.

Local Conservationist To Speak at Science Forum on Friday

JR Shute

J.R. Shute, co-founder and co-director of Conservation Fisheries Inc., has been studying endangered fish for more than twenty-five years. He’ll be discussing the importance of protecting rare species of fish 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.

Appalachian Bear Rescue Experts to Speak at Oct. 19 Science Forum

Two representatives from the Appalachian Bear Rescue will discuss the importance of reintroducing black bear cubs to the wild at this week’s Science Forum. ABR President Dana Dodd and Joel Zachry, a biologist who does task rescue for ABR, will speak at the forum on October 19.

UT Science Forums: Giannone discusses the future of biofuels

Richard Giannone, a bioanalytical mass spectrometrist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has worked with a team to develop biofuels for the past several years. He’ll be discussing the future of biofuel production at 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 and the general public to learn about science in a way they can understand.

UT Science Forums: Ostermeier to Discuss Environmental Change and Policies

ostermeier

David Ostermeier, a professor in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries, will talk about environmental challenges associated with the world’s growing population on Friday, September 28, at 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 and the general public to learn about science in a way they can understand.

Science Forum Kicks Off with Look at New Radiation Therapy for Pets

Nathan-Lee

The campus community and public are invited to enjoy a serving of “digestible science” at the weekly Science Forum brown bag lunch series, which kicks off Friday at UT. The first program will feature Nathan Lee, assistant professor of radiation oncology, presenting A New Radiation Therapy for Cancer in Pet Animals. Other topics this semester range from electric cars to bears to vocal care.

UT Science Forum: Professor Discusses Forgiveness and Unforgiveness

According to Kristina Gordon, UT associate professor of psychology, forgiveness is a process that reduces “unforgiveness”—bitterness, anger—and increases positive regard—love, compassion. Gordon will speak about “Shattered Relationships: Understanding Betrayal and Forgiveness in Intimate Relationships” at noon on April 29 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D at UT Knoxville.

UT Science Forum: Professor in Department of Surgery Discusses Research

Researchers at the UT Graduate School of Medicine are studying cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, imaging patients using different technologies and improving delivery systems for medical care in the community. Dr. Mitchell H. Goldman, assistant dean for research, professor, and chairman of the department of surgery at the UT Graduate School of Medicine will be speaking on “Research at UT’s Graduate School of Medicine” on April 15 at noon in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

UT Science Forum: Professor Discusses Fusion of Engineering and Nursing

Tami Wyatt, who came up with the term “enginurse,” defines the word as “a combination of nursing skills and engineering skills to create innovative solutions that enhance health care.” Wyatt, associate professor of nursing, will be speaking on the topic, “Enginurse: A New Breed of Nurse and Engineer Scholar,” at noon on April 1 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D. The program, part of the UT Science Forum, is free and open to the public.