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CASNR to Host Symposium for NIFA Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) will host a symposium focused on undergraduate research opportunities in USDA Food Institute and Food Agriculture (NIFA) Friday November 7. The event is 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the UT Conference Center in downtown Knoxville.

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UT Study Finds Saving Lonely Species Is Important for the Environment

Endemic eucalyptus found on Tasmania has evolved to live in a variety of conditions that exist from sea level to tree line. These include hot, cold, wet, and dry habitats. Photo Credit: Joe Bailey

Endemic eucalyptus found on Tasmania has evolved to live in a variety of conditions that exist from sea level to tree line. These include hot, cold, wet, and dry habitats. Photo Credit: Joe Bailey

The lemur, Javan rhino, and Santa Cruz kangaroo rat are all lonesome animals. As endemic species, they live in habitats restricted to a particular area due to climate change, urban development, or other occurrences.

Endemic species are often endangered, and a UT study finds that saving them is more important to biodiversity than previously thought.

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Intel Selects Innovative Computing Laboratory as Computing Center

UT’s Innovative Computing Laboratory received even more acclaim recently as software giant Intel named it the latest Intel Parallel Computing Center.

The ICL, part of the College of Engineering, joins thirty-nine other such centers around the world at leading institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Edinburgh. Each location is focused on a different aspect of high-end computing.

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Ebola Information and University Preparedness

The Student Health Center, Center for International Education, and Office of Emergency Management are monitoring the Ebola outbreak and coordinating preparedness efforts for the campus. These departments are communicating with local, state, and federal health officials about the situation.

The university has a pandemic plan that designates specific departments as responders in the event of a widespread outbreak of any life-threatening disease. Additionally, the Student Health Center has developed an Ebola guide for the campus.

For more information, please visit the Biosafety Program’s website.

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