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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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Happy Birthday to a Great Mentor

Professor Emeritus and NIMBioS progenitor Thomas Guy Hallam was feted yesterday in the very room of his namesake Hallam Auditorium before the seminar talk of one of his many former advisees. Friends, colleagues and former students joined NIMBioS visitor and seminar … Continue reading

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Major Accomplishments: The 10th Annual Report from NIMBioS

NIMBioS’ 10th annual reporting period to the National Science Foundation, which largely supports the institute, recently concluded, and the 173-page report has been submitted to NSF.  NSF requires its funded institutes to provide a variety of data as well as answering … Continue reading

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