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This section of Dialogue features external media coverage faculty, staff, and students in our college received. Links are sourced from UT System News Roundup. If you have a news item, please email Amanda Womac.

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Department News & Noteworthy Achievements

This section of Dialogue features internal news and noteworthy achievements by faculty, staff, and students in our college. Links are sourced from department news feeds. If you have a news item, please email Amanda Womac.

Alex Bentley, head of the Department Anthropology, Jon Garthoff, associate professor of philosophy, and Garriy Shteynberg, an associate professor of psychology, published an interdisciplinary paper in the journal Psychological Review titled “Shared worlds and shared minds: A theory of collective learning and a psychology of common knowledge.” Read More

Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper, professor of neuroscience and behavior, received an NIH R15 grant for a project in which he aims to identify cellular mechanisms and neural circuits that contribute to sex differences in coping responses and stress resilience. Read More

Sergey Gavrilets

Sergey Gavrilets, a distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has received more than $1.1 million in grants from the Army Research Office for study into societal resilience using evolutionary models and theories of revolution. Read More

Susan Kalisz

Susan Kalisz, the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Professor and head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is a newly elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences class of 2020. Read More

Sara Ritchey

Sara Ritchey, an associate professor in the Department of History, published a co-edited volume through Amsterdam University Press titled Gender, Health, and Healing, 1250-1550, which examines both health and healing in Europe and the Mediterranean during the late middle ages and the Renaissance, focusing on the role of gender as a key player in healthcare in these periods. Read More

Andrew Sheehy

Andrew Sheehy, executive director of development for the College of Arts & Sciences, received the 2020 UT Foundation Board of Directors Award, which recognizes exemplary performance and outstanding achievement by members of the UT Foundation staff. Read More

Three UT physicists are among the 16 selected nationwide for the American Physical Society (APS) 5 Sigma Physicist Award. The honor recognizes APS members who have been involved with high-impact advocacy activities through the society’s Office of Government Affairs. Read More