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The Next Frontier of Science is in your Backyard (with you and your smartphone)

The Next Frontier of Science is in your Backyard (with you and your smartphone)

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Greg Pauly is the first spring semester speaker sponsored by the Biodiversity Center, and he will be talking about urban biodiversity. Talk title: The Next Frontier of Science is in your Backyard (with you and your smartphone) Time/date: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd, on the UT campus, in building NHB 1....
The Woods of 214

The Woods of 214

When you enter room 214 in the Biological Laboratories Building (BIO), the first thing that may strike you is the wood paneling. You may then dismiss the room as a relic from the 1970s when cheap and sometimes synthetic wood paneling was all the rage. (That along with linoleum and an over-abundant use of anything avocado colored.) But BIO 214 has a...
History of Herpetology, Part 4: expanding research and collections

History of Herpetology, Part 4: expanding research and collections

 Texas Memorial Museum, shortly after its construction. In this next blog in our UT herpetology history blog series, we’ll be looking at the growth of herpetology research faculty in the 1980s and 1990s, as well expansion of the Herpetology Collection curatorial staff. Let’s start with a curatorial perspective and the Texas Memorial Museum...

Entomological Poetics: Reading for Insects in Japanese Literature and Culture

tapestry "The Divine Insect" (12th century). Nara National Museum.   We're happy to share info for this fascinating talk: "Entomological Poetics: Reading for Insects in Japanese Literature and Culture" by Professor Mary A. Knighton. It is hosted by the Center for East Asian Studies in the Department of Asian Studies (College of Liberal Ar...
Meet Lauren Hoff!

Meet Lauren Hoff!

 (Photo: George Yatskievych) Lauren is our new Assistant Curator in the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center. Lauren took some time out of her busy day to tell us a little about herself and how she got her start. Tell us where you came from before UT, and what you studied.  I recently graduated from California Polytechnic State Univ...