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McClung Museum Hosts Meditation, Yoga, and Lecture Series in July

On Fridays this July, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture invites the community to join the museum for "A Month of Mindfulness." Each hour-long session will allow participants to step out of the heat and hustle of summer and into the museum for an hour of guided meditation, lecture, and yoga practice.


Biologists search local rivers to shed light on mudpuppies

The News Sentinel recently featured Ben Fitzpatrick, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in a story about mudpuppies, one of the largest aquatic salamanders in the eastern US. Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on population genetics, conservation biology and vertebrate biology. Read the full News Sentinel story online. (login required)  


McClung Museum Director Celebrates Twenty-fifth Anniversary

Over the past quarter century, Jefferson Chapman has watched the McClung Museum evolve from a repository for archaeological artifacts and donated collections into an ever-changing go-to site for art lovers and history buffs alike.


Social Workers Trained to Meet Veterans’ Needs, Free Online Tools Offered

The College of Social Work is making veteran-specific education for social workers more accessible, including free online workshops and a trauma certificate program.


Online Access to The Papers of Andrew Jackson Available

The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition joins a short list of prestigious editorial projects available within The American Founding Era Collection, a digital publication of the University of Virginia Press.


Supreme Court Rulings Put Experts in Spotlight

Last week's Supreme Court ruling granting marriage rights to same-sex couples put two College of Law professors in the spotlight. Professor Wendy Bach spoke with WUOT, WATE and the News Sentinel. Michael Higdon was interviewed by WBIR and the Commercial Appeal. Richard Pacelle, Supreme Court expert and political science professor, also was interviewed by the News Sentinel.




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