Living Light, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s solar-powered house, continues its trek across Tennessee and will be at Shelby Farms Park, 500 North Pine Lake Drive, Memphis, from April 10 to May 30.
Alexia Poe, director of communications for Governor Bill Haslam, will receive the 2012 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring commencement ceremony for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Communication and Information. The ceremony is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Last fall, the university converted the way students evaluate their instructors to a completely web-based, online system. This semester’s evaluation period opens this afternoon and runs through April 30. “The results in the fall were a good sign of progress,” Provost Susan Martin said. “The previous, all-paper system response rate was higher, so there’s room
Rupy Sawhney, Weston Fulton Professor and head of the Department of Industrial Engineering, and a team of graduate students led by Lavanya Marella were interviewed by the Knoxville News Sentinel about their project that is helping Edi Deaver become more mobile. Deaver has cerebral palsy and had to sleep with his shoes on for fifteen
The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted UT’s new Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) course in this story. The course, which is being offered through Non-Credit Programs, is training technicians to become certified at detecting, identifying, removing and destroying unexploded devices at domestic military bases and test sites, as well as battle-torn regions worldwide.
As part of the campus’s Earth Month celebration, the Office of Sustainability is hosting a ‘brown bag’ lecture series at lunchtime each day this week. Employees and students are invited to bring their lunches to these entertaining and educational sustainability-themed lectures, which run from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown University
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. UT senior John Utley is studying mechanical engineering. He’s on the EcoCAR 2 team, working to improve fuel efficiency and reduce harmful emissions through advance vehicle technologies.