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Conservation Organizations Need to Keep Up with Nature

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A new paper authored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor suggests that in order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect.
2-Mar-2015 10:00 AM EST

University of Tennessee Professor Receives Prestigious Award for Ocean Science Work

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Karen Lloyd's work with subsea floor mud and frozen Siberian soil has earned her an extraordinarily competitive award. The assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan...
23-Feb-2015 10:30 AM EST

Study: Crocodiles Just Wanna Have Fun, Too

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Turns out we may have more in common with crocodiles than we'd ever dream. According to research by a psychology professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, crocodiles think surfing waves, playing ball and going on piggyback rides are fun,...
11-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

University of Tennessee Professor Uses Plantations to Examine Race in America

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As the nation pauses to recognize civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. next Monday, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor is reflecting on the country's racial history in a different way—by examining plantations.
12-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

White House Picks University of Tennessee to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute

President Obama will announce today that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million...
9-Jan-2015 11:05 AM EST

University of Tennessee Professor Researches Rare Rock with 30,000 Diamonds

Diamonds are beautiful and enigmatic. Though chemical reactions that create the highly coveted sparkles still remain a mystery, a professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is studying a rare rock covered in diamonds that may hold clues...
5-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

University of Tennessee Research Offers Explanation for Titan Dune Puzzle

Research led by Devon Burr, an associate professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UT, shows that winds on Titan must blow faster than previously thought to move sand. The discovery may explain how the dunes were formed.
5-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

'Family' Matters When Predicting Ecosystems' Reaction to Global Change

A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study shows that just as our family histories dictate what we look like and how we act, plant evolutionary history shapes community responses to interacting agents of global change.
5-Dec-2014 10:40 AM EST

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