More than 600 parents and family members of UT students are expected in Knoxville this weekend for the Parents Association’s annual Winter Family Weekend. Parents Association members and their students will cheer on the Vols and Lady Vols in a pair of basketball games, as well as enjoying other attractions across the city.
Charles Darwin, the biologist who changed the way scientists study life on Earth, was born 202 years ago but he maintains a steady presence in biology. Just ahead of his birthday, his life and breakthrough discoveries in evolution will be celebrated February 7–9, on the UT Knoxville campus.
UT’s “Big Orange. Big Ideas.” branding campaign rolled out to the campus yesterday. This tagline is the framework for marketing the university and reminding people of UT’s impact on the state and the nation. Here, Tennessee Today answers some of the questions you may have about the effort.
For seventy-nine years now UT’s Science Forum has brought cutting-edge science to a level understood by everyone. This semester’s lineup of forum programs begins at noon on Friday, February 3, with a presentation by Flora Meilleur, assistant professor of biochemistry at North Carolina State University. Her presentation, “Neutrons for Biology and Bioenergy,” will cover research
Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, is turning the term “power plant” on its head. The biochemist and a team of researchers have developed a system that taps into photosynthetic processes to produce efficient and inexpensive energy.
The work of UT architecture professors Tricia Stuth and Ted Shelton is featured in the March edition of Dwell Magazine, a national publication for architecture and design, which hit newsstands Wednesday. The faculty members’ project, The Ghost Houses, is a preservation and reconceptualization of three homes in historic North Knoxville.