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Study Finds Crocodiles are Sophisticated Hunters


Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are highly intelligent animals capable of sophisticated behavior such as advanced parental care, complex communication, and use of tools for hunting.

New UT research published in the journal Ethology Ecology and Evolution shows just how sophisticated their hunting techniques can be.

Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has found that crocodiles work as a team to hunt their prey. His research tapped into the power of social media to document such behavior.

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Two NEA Foundation Grants with Approaching Deadlines

NEA Foundation: Learning and Leadership Grants
Grants will support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: (1) individual participation in high-quality professional development  experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or (2) collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
Deadlines: Oct. 15, 2014 and Feb. 1 and June 1, 2015

NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants
Grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
Deadlines: Oct. 15, 2014 and Feb. 1 and June 1, 2015

New Norris House Lands National Research Award

New Norris HouseThe New Norris House, a sustainable home and landscape designed by UT students and faculty has earned a national Honor Award for Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards program celebrates the best work in the United States and world and recognizes top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning and research projects. Recipients are also featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine.

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