It's Time for Mic Nite; Gavrilets Studies Climate Shocks
It's Time for Mic Nite; Gavrilets Studies Climate Shocks
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Wildfire on forested hillside
Researchers Study Effects of Wildfire on Soil Microbes
In late November 2016 the Chimney Tops 2 wildfire swept through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), burning more than 17,000 acres. Jennifer Schweitzer, professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and graduate student Kendall Beals are currently leading a team to investigate the effects of these fires on the soil microbial communities of impacted areas.
Read more about Schweitzer's research
UT High Performance & Scientific Computing
The US is poised to take the lead in exascale computing as the newest supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Frontier, comes online. Japan's Fugaku is currently No. 1, capable of performing 442 quadrillion floating point operations per second (petaflops), which is three times the rate of the No. 2 computer, ORNL’s Summit, which comes in at 148.6 petaflops. Frontier is designed to surpass both, with the goal of being capable of sustained exaflop performance.
Click here to learn more about the spring Mic Nite
Sergey Gavrilets, UT's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Sergey Gavrilets is part of a team that has received a grant through the Minerva Research Initiative to investigate how societies around the world are affected by climate “shocks”—events that exceed a community’s capacity to manage and recover from it effectively.
Tara Moore, UT's Department of Theory & Practice in Teacher Education
A team of researchers from UT and Mississippi State University have received a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to develop and apply a framework to optimize conservation investment strategies based on climate change risk for forest-based biodiversity. 
Tara Moore, UT's Department of Theory & Practice in Teacher Education
UT Libraries has acquired the complete personal archive of internationally renowned modernist painter Beauford Delaney (1901–1979). Delaney was a member of the Harlem Renaissance and one of the leading modernist painters of his time, helping to revolutionize art of the 20th century.
Call for Abstracts: Emerging Technologies for Aging and Dementia Research Symposium
The Science Alliance is now accepting proposals for the FY23 Support for Affiliated Research Teams (StART) program. Deadline to apply is Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m.


Adam Taylor Receives Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant—Travis Griffin Recognized for Excellence in Student Advocacy—Barry Rouse Honored with AAVMC Excellence in Research Award—Ozlem Kilic to Represent UT at HERS Institute—Devanshu Agrawal Receives NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship—Himanshu Thapliyal Selected to the Inaugural Class of IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributors
Read all recent Recognitions

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