This story in The New York Times looks at Jack Dongarra’s comparison of the current iPad 2 tablet computer with its predecessor, the original iPad, as well as with the Cray 2 supercomputer, which was the world’s fastest supercomputer in 1985. Dongarra is a distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College
Fifteen high school seniors, including fourteen from Tennessee and one from Arkansas, have been named as the 2011-12 class of Haslam Scholars at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Haslam Scholar program is UT Knoxville’s premier four-year scholarship program. Each year, it admits a maximum of 15 first-year students from the university-wide Chancellor’s Honors Program
Researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Center for Business and Economic Research and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission have completed a report analyzing how well the state’s higher education system is supplying graduates to meet the occupational needs of employers. The findings show many gaps between supply and demand.
The U.S. Department of State has selected the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Purdue University as participants in one of six new US–China EcoPartnerships. The partnerships will spur collaboration among US and Chinese researchers and focus on sustainability issues in the two nations, including the environmental challenges posed by alternative