A new study finds that animals use the same level of sophistication as humans in judging social configurations. The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis study brings a new understanding of the structure of animal social networks. The researchers analyzed the relationships between three individuals by analyzing longstanding behavioral data.
The Ready for the World Cafe at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites diners to experience a fusion of Japanese and French fare on Thursday, April 25. The cafe operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Cost is $12, and the faculty-staff discount does not
The marathon bombing suspects may have ethnic origins in Chechnya, a region on the border in southwestern Russia. WATE-TV spoke to Brandon Prins, an associated professor of political science, to learn more about the area’s connection with terrorism and Al Qaeda.
UT made a bold move in 1999 when it went public with plans to compete for the management contract of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In a partnership with Battelle Memorial Institute, a global research and development organization committed to science and technology, the university presented the department with a groundbreaking proposal
How has the war on terrorism affected the U.S.’s relationships with surrounding countries’ governments and tribal societies? Scholar Harrison Akins will be discussing findings of the book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. The event will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is inviting all UT students to join him for a late-night pancake supper on Wednesday, April 24. The event begins at 9:00 p.m. on the second floor of Hodges Library. It will continue until 10:30 p.m. or until the food runs out, whichever comes first. Cheek and the vice chancellors will
UT professors spoke to various media outlets about the Boston Marathon bombings and suspects. Natalia Pervukhin, professor in modern foreign languages, gave the Knoxville News Sentinel historical and political background on the area the alleged bombers may be from in Russia. Howard Hall, Governor’s Chair for nuclear security, spoke about potential motives in the context
As students across Tennessee prepare to take the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAPs, parents may be looking for ways to reduce their children’s anxiety and help them to do their best. Steve McCallum, professor and head of the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, offers some tips for parents hoping to to instill successful
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Distinguished Professor Dan Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a leading expert in invasive species, had the idea of starting an institute to study biological invasions.