Science Forum News

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.

UT Science Forum: Professor Discusses Photographing Plants

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.

UT Science Forum: Professor Discusses Water on the Moon

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.

UT Science Forum: Professor Discusses Teaching Evolution in Tennessee

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.

UT Science Forum: Problems and Solutions with Stray Cats

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.

UT Science Forum: Stephen Kania to Speak on Antibiotic Resistance

Stephen Kania, associate professor of comparative medicine at UT Knoxville, will deliver this week’s UT Science Forum lecture, “Antibiotic-Resistant Staphylococci: Staying One Step Ahead.” His talk will begin at noon on Friday, March 26, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

Howard Hall to Speak on Nuclear Security at UT Science Forum

Howard Hall, a professor of nuclear engineering at UT Knoxville and a UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair, will deliver this week’s UT Science Forum lecture, “Averting Armageddon: Global Challenges in Nuclear Security.” His talk will begin at noon on Friday, March 19, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.