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Kurt Sickafus and other riders in the Knowledge or Die Biker Group

Sickafus Joins Multidisciplinary Group of Bikers to Ride Like an Animal

On Saturday, September 14, a group of UT faculty formed an ad hoc motorcycle gang, for the purpose of participating in the “2019 Ride Like an Animal Motorcycle Run.” The ride benefitted the Union County Humane Society. The riders, composed of a multidisciplinary group of professors, students, and alumni named themselves “Γνώση ή Θάνατος!” meaning “Knowledge or Death!”

The group included Kurt Sickafus, professor of materials science and engineering, Talissa Ralph, Kurt’s spouse, Mathew Langford, assistant professor of mathematics; Saba Quehl, a visiting student from the University of Kassel in Germany, alumnus Brook Conner (’13); Tricia Redeker Hepner, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Disasters, Displacement and Human Rights Program, and Randy Hepner, distinguished lecturer of religious studies.

The Union County Humane Society promotes the welfare of animals through sheltering and adoption services, basic veterinary, animal care education, and support for development and enforcement of animal abuse laws. Learn about other ways you can support the shelter.