The University of Tennessee Research Foundation has selected 10 UT researchers or research teams to receive technology development grants for 2008. Grant funds will allow researchers to further develop or “mature” their technologies so that they are better positioned for licensing and commercialization.
Bruce Bursten, dean of the University of Tennessee’s College of Arts and Sciences and a distinguished professor of chemistry, has been elected president of the American Chemical Society.
UT students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for UT ALERT, a free text-messaging service that notifies the campus community of emergencies and warns of imminent danger. Sign-ups can be completed online, and the UT Police Department will staff several locations on campus this week to assist people who want to subscribe.
In this Associated Press story in the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, UT political science professor Michael Fitzgerald discusses how supporters of former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson are up for grabs by other campaigns, now that Thompson has dropped out of the race.
Congratulations to the winners of the Tennessee Today print edition readership contest! Helen Fox of University Housing and Debbie Sutton of the Office of Information Technology won basketball tickets, and Linda Peek of Student Health Services and Yvette Troutman of the College of Communication and Information won UT Bookstore gift certificates in a drawing just
James Fellenbaum, director of the UT Symphony Orchestra since the fall of 2003, has been named resident conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO). His duties will include conducting several out-of-town concerts and the KSO’s annual Young People’s Concerts.