UT Science Forum News

UT Science Forum: Governor’s Chair Speaks About Smart Electrical Grids

Yilu Liu, an electrical engineering professor in the College of Engineering and UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s fourth Governor’s Chair, will speak at the UT Science Forum on Friday, Oct. 22, on her research to develop the next generation of electrical power grids.

UT Science Forum: UT Professor Speaks About Declining Songbird Populations

David Buehler, professor of wildlife science in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, will speak at this week’s UT Science Forum lecture on two species of migrant songbirds with declining populations. His talk “Tennessee’s Warblers, Jewels of the Forest – Why They Are Vanishing” will begin at noon on Friday, Oct. 15, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

UT Science Forum: Lenhart Works to Improve CPR

As the final installment of the Science Forum, Suzanne Lenhart, professor of mathematics at the UT Knoxville, will explain how mathematical theory can be applied to both improve CPR and slow the spread of rabies in raccoons. Her talk — “The Power of Optimal Control: From Confining Rabies to Improving CPR”– will begin at noon on Friday, April 30, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

UT Science Forum: Walker Focuses on Conservation in Southern Africa

Forbes Walker, associate professor of biosystems engineering and soil science at UT Knoxville, will deliver this week’s UT Science Forum lecture, “Developing Conservation Agriculture Systems in Africa.” His talk will begin at noon on Friday, April 23, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.

UT Science Forum: Hatcher to Discuss Earthquakes in East Tennessee

In light of the recent earthquake activity worldwide, does East Tennessee face any increased danger of having a quake? Bob Hatcher, distinguished scientist and professor of structural geology and tectonics in earth and planetary sciences at UT Knoxville, will touch on this question when he presents this week’s UT Science Forum lecture at noon on Friday, April 9.