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News & Noteworthy

In the News

This section of Dialogue features external media coverage faculty, staff, and students in our college received. Links are sourced from UT System News Roundup.

WATE: What’s next? UT professor provides insight on White House transition (Political Science)

Commentary and Opinion

Department News & Noteworthy Achievements

This section of Dialogue features internal news and noteworthy achievements by faculty, staff, and students in our college, as well as other department news. If you have a news item, please email Amanda Womac.

Paul Armsworth

Paul Armsworth, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about showing croplands are prevalent in protected areas, which challenges the efficacy in meeting conservation goals. Read More

annette engel

EPS Professor Annette Engel and graduate student Hannah Rigoni study a cave-dwelling bivalve, Congeria kusceri, also known as the Cave Clam, which won third place in the Mollusc of the Year 2021 competition. Read More

Rachel Golden

Rachel Golden, associate professor of musicology, discussed her new book, Mapping Medieval Identities in Occitanian Crusade Song, on BBC Radio 3 program, Music Matters, in January. Learn More

Suzanne Lenhart

Suzanne Lenhart, professor of mathematics, will serve as the Hedrick Lecturer at MathFest 2022. The Earle Raymond Hedrick lectures are named for the first president of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). They were established to present to the Association a lecturer of known skill as an expositor of mathematics “who will present a series of at most three lectures accessible to a large fraction of those who teach college mathematics.”

The School of Art Printmaking Program will host Remote Contact, a student-led virtual printmaking symposium intended to provide a forum for students in printmaking March 12-13. Learn More

The School of Music’s Aulos String Quartet is among seven finalists recently named to compete in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) national string competition. MTNA is the oldest and largest musical organization in the US. The finals will be held virtually on February 18. Read More

In Memoriam

Lida Barrett, former department head of mathematics, passed away in January. Barrett served as president of the Mathematical Association of America and worked in applied mathematics at ORNL. Read More