UT Science Forum News

Science Forum: Terry Hazen to Discuss the Dynamics of Methane

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Professor Terry Hazen will present “Methane: The New Paradigm” at Friday’s Science Forum. His talk will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. His forty-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion. The Science Forum is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring their own

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Weekly Science Forum will Feature Steve Skutnik and Nuclear Fuel

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Professor Steve Skutnik will present “Trash or Treasure? Options for Managing Spent Nuclear Fuel” at the Science Forum on Friday. His talk will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. The forty-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion. The Science Forum is free and open to

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Science Forum to Discuss Saving the Migrating Monarch

Wanda DeWaard, environmental educator at Earth Kin, will discuss how citizen science can help save the save the monarch at this week’s Science Forum. Her talk, “The Mystery and Magic of Monarch Butterflies,” will be held at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday, September 25.

Friday’s Science Forum to Discuss Whether Good Can Come from GMOs

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Tessa Burch-Smith, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, will speak on the topic “Can Anything Good Come Out of Genetically Modified Organisms?” in Friday’s Science Forum to be held at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Scientist Discusses Earth’s Homogenization at Science Forum

Michael McKinney, director of the UT Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program and professor of earth and planetary sciences, will present “Homogenizing the Planet: What to Do About It?” on Friday, February 7, during this week’s Science Forum.

Digestible Science: UT Science Forum Weekly Brown Bag Talks Begin Friday

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For seventy-nine years now UT’s Science Forum has brought cutting-edge science to a level understood by everyone. This semester’s lineup of forum programs begins at noon on Friday, February 3, with a presentation by Flora Meilleur, assistant professor of biochemistry at North Carolina State University. Her presentation, “Neutrons for Biology and Bioenergy,” will cover research she is currently doing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

UT Science Forum: Professor Discusses Creative Property and Harry Potter

According to Bill Weasley, a wizard in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “All goblin-made objects are, in goblin eyes, rightfully theirs.” Gary Pulsinelli, associate professor of law, uses this fictional scene as a metaphor for real-life creative property law issues. Pulsinelli will be speaking on “Muggles vs. Goblins: Who Should Own Creative Property?” at noon on April 8 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D at UT Knoxville.

UT Science Forum: Professor Discusses Bioactive Nutrients, Prostate Cancer

Researchers and physicians are not saying eating broccoli can prevent or treat cancer, but they have found a link between bioactive nutrients from plants and advanced prostate cancer. Jay Whelan, professor and head of the nutrition department, will speak as part of the UT Science Forum on “Will Eating an Extra Serving of Broccoli Help Prostate Cancer?” at noon on Feb. 25 in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

UT Science Forum: Professor Discusses Food Terrorism

Sharon Thompson, director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will speak at the UT Science Forum addressing “The Potential for Food Terrorism” on February 18 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.