UT’s supercomputer, Beacon, may not be the fastest but it is the greenest. It was listed at the top of the Green500 which ranks the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world.
A number of resources are available to assist supervisors and staff with performance reviews, including an e-learning class developed especially for UT. Several open enrollment training sessions have been scheduled between now and early March. Supervisors are encouraged to attend a training session.
Charles Glisson, who established the Children’s Mental Health Services Research Center in the College of Social Work, has been inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. He is one of seventeen fellows nationwide selected to be part of the 2012 cohort.
While the journey to become a Top 25 university has already brought about great change, the university must address significant challenges ahead to reach the goal, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek told the UT Board of Trustees on Friday. Cheek updated the board on several aspects of the Top 25 initiative, including the campus’s progress in
John Scheb, professor and head of the Department of Political Science, is quoted in this Knoxville News Sentinel story about an online petition for Tennessee to secede from the United States. Scheb says that an 1869 US Supreme Court ruling made legal secession impossible.
Market Square in downtown Knoxville will be a little more colorful on November 30, thanks to Campus Disability Advocates. The UT group is putting together an art display of works representing the experiences of people with disabilities—and submissions are being accepted through the end of this week.
The Campus Chest campaign is wrapping up. The campaign is at 97 percent of its $605,000 goal. There is still time to make your pledge if you have not already. Employees can choose to make donations through payroll deduction, cash, or check. Donations are being accepted through November 30.
It’s time to begin submitting your events, activities, speakers, and programs to be included in the Ready for the World Passport for the spring semester. Faculty, staff, and students are urged to use an electronic form to quickly and easily provide information about events related to the international and intercultural initiative.
Rob Heller has taught photojournalism at UT for nearly thirty years. He’ll be discussing some of the aspects of its history that he finds most significant at the Science Forum on Friday. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research and the general public
An article co-authored by UT’s Joint Institute of Computational Sciences and oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers has earned recognition from IOP Science. The article conveys details of the research team’s investigation of a physics-based method of DNA sequencing, which is intended to read the hereditary traits coded in human DNA.