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 News
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alan Heilman, professor emeritus of botany, will be discussing “Looking and Seeing – 60 Years Photographing Plants” at the UT Science Forum on March 25 at noon in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D. The program is free and open to the public; attendees are welcome to bring their lunches or purchase lunch at the Café at the Arena.
Larry Taylor, who once held the strong belief that water does not exist on the moon, now says that water on the moon may have originated from comets smashing into it soon after formation. Taylor, a distinguished professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will speak at the UT Science Forum on “The Discovery of Water on the Moon and Its Significance for Mankind” on Jan. 28 at noon in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.
What do students understand – and not understand – about evolution and the nature of science? Andrew Kramer, professor and head of the Department of Anthropology at UT Knoxville, will discuss the misinformed ideas held by students taking introductory biological anthropology classes.
An estimated 8 to 12 thousand feral cats roam the backyards and dumpster sites of Knox County. Teresa L. Jennings, program director of Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss wild cats and the trap-neuter-release program. Her talk will begin at noon on Friday, Sept. 24, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.
Soren Sorensen, professor and head of the physics department, will deliver this week’s UT Science Forum lecture, “The End of the Universe.” His talk will begin at noon on Friday, April 16, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.