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NIMBioS Among the Big Trees

NIMBioS hit the trail to Albright Grove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park last weekend. The grove is an excellent example of old-growth cove hardwood forest, and includes giant hemlocks and tulip trees. Hikers included a Andrea Pugliese from Trento … Continue reading

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New to Lead Postdoctoral Activities at NIMBioS

NIMBioS welcomes John C. New, a professor of public health and epidemiology in the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine, in the newly-created position of associate director for postdoctoral activities at NIMBioS. New’s research focuses on … Continue reading

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Gross Reappointed to National Academies’ Board

We’re please to announce that NIMBioS Director Louis Gross has been reappointed to serve as a member of The National Academies Board of Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, one of six subject area divisions that enlist the … Continue reading

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Lenhart Awarded UT’s Highest Faculty Honor

NIMBioS Associate Director for Education, Outreach & Diversity Suzanne Lenhart has been named a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee (UT), where she is professor of mathematics. This is the highest lifetime honor that can be awarded to UT … Continue reading

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Lenhart Named SIAM Fellow

Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, professor of mathematics at the Univ. of Tennessee and NIMBioS Associate Director for Education, Outreach and Diversity, has been selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The fellowship honors SIAM members … Continue reading

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Prototype Activities for STEM Box Debuted to Teachers

With activities for a brand new Biology in a Box K-12 unit on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) under development, several members of the Biology in a Box team traveled to Nashville to the Area Conference for the National … Continue reading

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Forty Attend HPC Phylogenetics Tutorial

Our classroom is packed to capacity this week with 40 participants attending the NIMBioS Tutorial: High Performance Computing for Phylogenetics. This popular tutorial focuses on how to use TeraGrid, the CIPRES Portal, the iPlant Discovery environment, university clusters, and other … Continue reading

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Visit from UT Interim President

UT Interim President Jan Simek stopped by the other day during our bi-annual Board of Advisors Meeting. Board member Ellis McKenzie (NIH) and Simek were roommates as freshman at UC Santa Cruz back in the day. Did you like this? … Continue reading

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Riechert Appointed by Governor to ‘Race to the Top’ Advisory Council

Susan Riechert, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the Univ. of Tennessee and senior NIMBioS collaborator, was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen to the Tennessee Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council to help direct Tennessee’s strategic … Continue reading

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Congratulations Dr. Hickling, Scholar of the Week

Graham J. Hickling, director of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Wildlife Health and associate director of NIMBioS, was named the University of Tennessee Quest’s Scholar of the Week for July 30, 2010. Hickling recently received a National Science Foundation … Continue reading

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