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Schedule of Speakers

Spring 2018

Interested in speaking or know someone you would like to recommend? Please contact Mark Littmann, Program Chair, by email or call 865-974-8156.

Date Speaker
Friday, January 26 Climate Change: Through the Lens of Human Health

Dr. Kristina Kintziger, Assistant Professor of Public Health

Friday, February 2 Humans Are Made (Partially) of Old Neutron Stars

Dr. Andrew Steiner, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Friday, February 9 A Mosquito-Borne Virus Unique to Appalachia and East Tennessee

Dr. Rebecca Trout Fryxell, Assistant Professor of Entomology & Plant Pathology

Friday, February 16 How Plastic Feeds the World—and How We Can Do Better

Dr. Jennifer DeBruyn, Associate Professor of Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science

Friday, February 23 Borneo—A Disappearing Tropical Treasure

Dr. Mac Post, Ecologist & Naturalist

Friday, March 2 Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Dr. Michael McKinney, Professor & Head, Earth & Planetary Sciences

Friday, March 9 UT Spring Break - No Meeting
Friday, March 16 UT Spring Break - No Meeting
Friday, March 23 Why Do Chickadees Have Such Complex Calls?

Dr. Todd Freeberg, Prof. of Psychology; Adjunct Prof. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Friday, March 30 Spring Recess - No Meeting
Friday, April 6 Into the Mist: 25 Ways to Die in the Smokies

David Brill, Book Author and Magazine Journalist

Friday, April 13 From the Ashes: The World of Fire Fungi

Dr. Karen Hughes, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Friday, April 20 TBD
Friday, April 27 TBD

To see a list of speakers from the past, visit the Previous Speakers page.

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