Classes may be over and most students gone, but there’s still plenty to do on the UT Knoxville campus. So if you’re anticipating a holiday at home—a “staycation”—there are some happenings you won’t want to miss.
UT is launching a host of career services for alumni, including a networking website, a job search engine, professional development webinars, job fairs, and social events. The initiative comes in response to a large-scale alumni survey last year that showed graduates overwhelmingly want more support in starting and advancing their careers.
Now that the fall semester has ended, the campus has a tremendous opportunity to reduce energy consumption and utility costs. Facilities Services has set back or turned off heating and cooling systems in campus spaces that do not house research laboratories, animal care facilities, server rooms, or other temperature-sensitive operations.
Mary Anne Hoskins from the College of Arts and Sciences and Alisa Meador from the Programs Abroad Office offer green tips to the help you save time, money, and energy during the holiday season. Scaling back on your holiday shopping and having your Christmas tree mulched are two ways you can lessen your holiday’s impact
Two UT biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology faculty members may have uncovered why some people respond to drugs differently. Jerome Baudry and Yinglong Miao, joint faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, used supercomputer simulations at ORNL to give them unprecedented access to a key class of proteins involved in drug detoxification.