The UT Leadership Academy has announced its class of fellows for the 2017–18 academic year.
Sergey Gavrilets, distinguished professor of ecology, evolutionary biology and mathematics at UT recently published a study explaining what may motivate individuals to take part in extremist behaviors.
In the caves of Cuba, at Desembarco del Granma National Park, boas hunt in packs. That’s the conclusion of a study published in Animal Behavior and Cognition by Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor of psychology. His study was featured by national and international media outlets.
Scientific American weighs the pros and cons of introducing–and removing–invasive species from ecology. The outlet interviewed Martin Nuñez, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, who has published several papers warning of perverse incentives to distribute economically valuable species more widely.
The central ticket office in Greve Hall Room G007 has Dollywood and Splash County tickets for sale at a discounted rate for UT Faculty, staff, and students and their families.
UT recently received national recognition for its Master of Fine Arts program in theatre. The Hollywood Reporter ranked the program 20th among the 25 best drama schools for an acting degree.
Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, has been named the next vice president for student life at the University of Iowa.
Maxine Davis, assistant vice chancellor for student life, will retire on June 30 after 35 years of service to the university.
The Student Health Center is partnering with the Knox County Health Department to spread the word about mosquito bite prevention.