The new motion picture Moneyball tells the story of how a general manager uses modern-day analytics and statistics to change the age-old tradition of baseball. The results were millions of dollars in savings and five trips to the playoffs. This is the power of “business analytics.” It is the focus of coursework being offered in
Competition begins today for Team Living Light, UT’s student team competing in the Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. You can help Team Living Light by voting for them in the People’s Choice category. Online voting begins at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow at http://www.solardecathlon.gov.
Tennesseans are in for the long haul and likely won’t see significant improvements in the state’s economy until 2013. Many aspects of the economy, however, are showing some gains in the short-term, which is good news particularly in the areas of employment, personal income, sales tax, and state tax revenue, according to a UT Knoxville
Public forums for candidates for UT Knoxville’s vice chancellor for research position will continue next week. Michael Pazzani, vice president for research and graduate professional education at Rutgers University, will speak from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium. Pazzani has taught computer science at Rutgers since 2005.
Next week, foodies can enjoy French cuisine without leaving the UT Knoxville campus. The Ready for the World Café opens for business September 27 as a weekly, full-service, fine-dining experience with international themes. It will operate in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive.