Category Archives: evolution

NIMBioS Parades for Science!

In celebration of Darwin Day, NIMBioS joined UT’s Darwin Day Tennessee organization to parade for science! Chanting “Science for the people!” and “What do we want? Science! When do we want it? After peer review!” a group of undergraduates, graduate … Continue reading

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Teachers Explore Local Fossils with Paleontologists

Fossils and paleontology were the special topics this year for an exciting teacher workshop hosted at NIMBioS, the final event for Darwin Day Tennessee festivities. Lesson plans for K-12 on local fossils, developed by paleontologist Alycia Stigall of Ohio State … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Celebrate Darwin!

Today marks the kick-off of the annual Darwin Day festivities at UT, a month-long celebration all things Darwin (and Wallace). Festivities kick off this evening with the giant Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace puppets. Look for them on Market Square and other spots … Continue reading

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Simon Levin Wins National Medal of Science

Congratulations to Simon Levin who has been awarded the National Medal of Science for his work unraveling ecological complexity using observational data and mathematical modeling. Levin is Princeton University’s George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and Professor of Ecology and … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Workshop Inspires New Theme Issue

A new theme issue published this week in Philosophical Transactions B was inspired in part by the recent NIMBioS Workshop on Evolution and Warfare. “Solving the puzzle of collective action through inter-individual differences: evidence from primates and humans” is compiled and edited … Continue reading

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Evolution Featured at Tennessee Teacher Conference

While socio-cultural forces continue to pressure teachers not to talk about evolution through intimidation and confusing laws, many science teachers remain committed in the face of adversity to helping each other teach their students the scientific consensus of evolution as … Continue reading

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Postdoc Puppeteers: NIMBioS Supports Darwin Day 2014

NIMBioS postdocs Clemente Aguilar and Jiang Jiang (pictured incognito, left to right) donned Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace costumes and braved the frigid temperatures on Market Square in Knoxville on Friday to celebrate Darwin Day. The life-sized puppets were … Continue reading

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Teaching Science in a Climate of Denial at Tennessee Teacher Conference

Social controversy surrounding certain scientific theories poses a great challenge for teaching science in the United States — up to 60 percent of U.S. high school biology teachers report capitulating in some way to antievolution pressure, reports one study. NIMBioS and … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Celebrates Diversity in STEM at National Conference

NIMBioS researchers and staff shared their passion for science this month at the 2013 SACNAS Annual Conference, as well as the many opportunities available to diverse STEM students and faculty at NSF math institutes and biology centers. SACNAS, the Society … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Darwin! NIMBioS Celebrates Evolution Science

Around the world people are celebrating Darwin’s birthday this week and the science of evolution, and at the University of Tennessee, NIMBioS has been joining in the fun. Darwin Day Tennessee, a campus organization run by students in the Ecology … Continue reading

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