Susan Riechert was quoted in a Washington Post article this week, to reassure residents about the harmless aggregation of thousands of small spiders and the resulting half-mile-long spider web that appeared in North Memphis, TN.
Not only did Alix Pfennigwerth (Schweitzer Lab) win a scholarship to support her travel, lodging and registration to attend the Natural Areas Conference, she received an award while she was there! Pfennigwerth won “best student oral presentation” at the conference […]
Tennessee’s Wild Side filmed a short documentary featuring some of the research Cassie Dresser (Fitzpatrick Lab) and her collaborators are doing on the endangered Bog Turtle in Shady Valley, Tennessee. The show aired on October 31 at 10 AM on […]
Kim Bush (BS Zoology, 1973) was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at the Alumni Board Awards dinner on Friday, October 2. Bush has devoted his life and career to the advancement of global health. After completing a highly successful thirty- […]
Alix Pfennigwerth (Schweitzer Lab) was awarded a Natural Areas Association Student Scholarship to fund her travel, lodging and registration to attend the Natural Areas Conference in Little Rock Arkansas, Nov 3-5, 2015. She will present results from her EEB Master’s […]
Emma Willcox (PI, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries), Gary McCracken (co-PI, EEB), and Riley Bernard (co-PI, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries) have recently been awarded almost $250,000 by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to try to identify the differences in susceptibility […]
Mike Gilchrist is the new chair of the Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council. Congratulations, Mike!
Beth Schussler has been awarded an NSF grant worth almost $500,000: RCN-UBE: Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP 2.0): Advancing Research, Synthesizing Evidence This is a national research coordination network designed to support GTA professional development for teaching by enhancing assessment […]
Sergey Gavrilets is co-organizing a workshop on warfare this week at NIMBioS, called “Evolutionary approaches to the understanding of decentralized warfare.“He was recently interviewed on NPR because of the workshop. Gavrilets’s research on warfare has attracted other media attention in […]
Susan Kalisz joined EEB as professor and head of department on August 1. She comes to UT from the University of Pittsburgh where she was professor of biological sciences for nineteen years and served as director of graduate studies and […]