UT Knoxville and ARAMARK, the university’s food service provider, are taking steps to reduce the amount of waste that is produced during the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals event on campus this week. ARAMARK plans to serve about 111,000 meals to over 5,400 guests on campus attending the event.
In this WBIR-TV story about failing banks in the financial crisis, UT Knoxville Assistant Professor Alvaro Taboada of the College of Business Administration explains why banks throughout the U.S. have failed.
The research of Dr. Gajanan Bhat, professor in the UT Knoxville Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was mentioned in a recent issue of Forbes magazine. The article featured information on Ingeo, a biodegradable plastic produced from corn starch. Bhat’s laboratory researchers proved that the substance can be successfully meltblown to produce microfiber webs.
In this News Sentinel story, Team Living Light, an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty at UT, describe plans for the Living Light solar-powered house to be built and transported to the Washington Mall for the Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon competition.
In this WBIR-TV story, a team of UT students and faculty describe the Living Light project, an “off the grid” solar-powered house, and their acceptance as one of only 20 teams to compete in the Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon.
Doctors and health care administrators are invited to a June 15 dinner program on the opportunities and challenges resulting from federal health care reform legislation. The program will be held at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville.