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Baba Brinkman Returns!

New York-based rap artist and former NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence Baba Brinkman returns in April to participate in a DySoC/NIMBioS workshop and premier a new work, Rap Guide to Culture, in a free public performance. Brinkman has been wowing audiences for ten … Continue reading

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DySoC Welcomes Renowned Primatologist Frans de Waal

The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) at NIMBioS is pleased to host world-renowned primatologist Frans de Waal for a talk next month on animal emotion and empathy ahead of his much-anticipated new book, to be published in … Continue reading

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Special Issue Dedicated to Lenhart

The November issue of Natural Resource Modeling is dedicated to Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS Associate Director for Education and Outreach and a Chancellor’s Professor in Mathematics at UT. Three former students of Lenhart’s—Rachel Leander, Wandi Ding and René Salinas—guest edited the … Continue reading

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Southern African Mathematics Teachers Train at the Interface

Teachers from Southern African countries received specialized training in mathematical biology last week from NIMBioS Associate Director for Outreach and Education Suzanne Lenhart at the Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) Annual Conference in Palapye, Botswana. Lenhart taught lessons on using … Continue reading

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STEM Group Broadens Participation for Students with Disabilities

Improving the success of students with disabilities in the STEM disciplines has been the goal of the UT-NIMBioS STEM Alliance. The group has been busy this fall with scholarships for its members, local local high school outreach, and professional development … Continue reading

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Templeton Foundation Funds Project to Advance Study of Cultural Evolution

KNOXVILLE—What is the relationship between genes, culture and the individuals that comprise the great collective structures of human society? While our genes have evolved so too has our culture, and yet science has not quite kept up with understanding the … Continue reading

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New Quantitative Skills Curriculum Wins Funding

A unique program developed by NIMBioS to bring quantitative education to graduate students in the life sciences has been awarded funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), one of only three BWF awards to be made nationally. “Enhancing Quantitative and Data Science … Continue reading

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Modeling with Math for Teachers

A new resource for teachers, “Modeling with Mathematics,” with examples and exercises to illustrate modeling concepts using mathematics from Algebra I and II is now available on the NIMBioS website. Simple models with discrete time steps are included, as well … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Extracurriculars & the Mathematics of Dance

No, this is the not the first interdisciplinary workshop on the mathematics of English country dance, but perhaps it could be. A man of many talents, NIMBioS Director Louis Gross donned his Elizabethan attire last week to join other local … Continue reading

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New in Science: Working Group Takes on Transient Dynamics

A review paper published this week in Science by the NIMBioS Working Group on Long Transients and Ecological Forecasting is generating buzz on social media. The paper proposes a classification system for ecological dynamics that persist over ecologically relevant time scales—dozens … Continue reading

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