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UT faculty and graduate students are frequently featured on The Conversation, highlighting research, scholarship, and creative activity across all 11 colleges and the UT Space Institute.
The following faculty were featured on The Conversation in June 2021:
- Karen Hughes, Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology
Why are some mushrooms poisonous?
- Julia Albright, College of Veterinary Medicine
Why do cats knead with their paws?
- Zach Buck, College of Law
What’s next for health care reform after the Supreme Court rejects ACA’s most recent challenge
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