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A Decade of Summer Undergrad Research Underway

The NIMBioS Summer Research Experience (SRE) program kicked off yesterday, celebrating a decade of providing students with opportunities to conduct research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Fifteen undergraduate students from around the country arrived at NIMBioS to begin the … Continue reading

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Nature Paper Sheds Light on Human Brain Evolution

Why did the human brain evolved to its unusually large size? Former NIMBioS GRA Mauricio González-Forero has some answers in a new Nature publication that develops a mechanistic model showing brain expansion was likely driven by ecological, not social, processes. … Continue reading

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TN State Assembly Honors Director Gross

NIMBioS Director Louis Gross was honored on Friday when State Representative Eddie Smith presented Gross, along with two other UT professors, a resolution commending them for recent achievements. House Joint Resolution No. 1013 honors Gross, noting his venerable list of … Continue reading

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French Connection: NIMBioS, CESAB Discuss New Collaborations Across the Pond

New collaborations and conversations about future directions took place last week at NIMBioS with a visit from Alison Specht, the director of the Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB) in Provence, France. Specht met with NIMBioS Director … Continue reading

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Landmark Collaborations Lead to UT Successes via NIMBioS

In recent years, NIMBioS has developed productive partnerships with faculty in many units at the University of Tennessee, collaborating on and helping manage a variety of sponsored projects. Totaling more than $3.2 million, these grants, contracts and cooperative agreements span … Continue reading

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Students with Disabilities Reach Out to High Schoolers

When Julia Williams was a high school student in Nashville, she aspired to study science in college. But with her diagnosis of ADHD, she wondered about the unique challenges she might encounter and didn’t know who to turn to for … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Sweep: Spring Awards Round-up

As the spring semester winds down here on the UT campus, congratulations are in order for a number of NIMBioS-affiliated faculty and staff who received accolades for service and academics. At the UT Mathematics Department Honors Day Events, NIMBioS Associate … Continue reading

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US Defense Department Supports New DySoC Research on Political Instability

KNOXVILLE—The Arab Spring, the collapse of democracy in Turkey, civil wars in Africa, and continued violence in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq—imagine the possibilities if we could truly understand the socio-political forces at play, make better predictions about when violent outbreaks … Continue reading

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NIMBioS/NISER Efforts Highlighted in NSF Report to Nation

A new National Science Foundation report highlights NIMBioS’ and NISER’s efforts in the “bold, new initiative in broadening participation in STEM” called NSF INCLUDES. A comprehensive national initiative begun in 2013, NSF INCLUDES aims “to enhance U.S. leadership in science and … Continue reading

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Congrats to Director Gross!

Congratulations to NIMBioS Director Louis Gross, who has received a top award from the Southeastern Conference. Gross was honored with the 2018 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, the SEC announced today. The prestigious, university-level award recognizes professors from the 14 SEC universities … Continue reading

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