The BBC featured the research of the sun dew plant by Mingjun Zhang, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering. The sundew plant is covered in a sticky adhesive which Zhang’s research has shown may be suitable for a variety of cutting-edge medical procedures, including tissue engineering and chronic wound healing.
Rickey L. Hall, assistant vice president for equity and diversity at the University of Minnesota, has been named vice chancellor for diversity at UT. He will begin work in June 2013.
Students in the Landscape Architecture Program won top awards in the 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Tennessee Chapter Design Awards Program. The students accepted their awards in mid-October at the ASLA Conference held in Franklin, Tennessee.
For the first time, Facebook users will select the winner of UT’s Vol Court, a contest between aspiring entrepreneurs for cash prizes to launch their business. Voting is now under way and closes at 11:00 p.m. on November 13. The two final businesses in the competition are Credit Virgin, an online platform that helps students
Bryce Edgeman has worked in Antarctica, New Zealand, and Japan. He’s 43 years old. And he’s a freshman at UT. Edgeman retired earlier this year after serving in the Navy for twenty-five years. He decided to use his military benefits to attend school at UT. He’d become at Vol fan while working as a rescue
For Angela Kirkpatrick, a freshman at UT Knoxville on a pre-med track, the $2,500 Regal Scholarship made it possible for her to further her education and pursue her dreams of becoming a pediatric doctor. The Regal Scholars program, in its third year, provides $2,500 annual scholarships for up to forty Knox County students at UT—ten