UT and its supercomputer, Kraken, were mentioned in the New York Times profiling high school-aged scientists competing in the nationwide Intel Science Talent Search. One of the teens was 17-year-old Mayuri Sridhar who “carries a SecurID device, which allows her to connect her laptop with Kraken, a supercomputer at the University of Tennessee that can
Cultures from around the world will be showcased in the International Dance Competition on Wednesday, March 13. The competition will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium. It’s sponsored by UT’s International House and the Cultural Attractions Committee, and it is free and open to the public. The competition is open to
Interested in adding a service-learning component to your course, but unsure how to do it? The provost’s office now has resources to help. Under the auspices of the Office of the Provost, UT Service-Learning has been created to support and increase the level of course-based service-learning across campus.
Your Rocky Top experiences and recollections—whether as a student, alumnus, or fan—could be part of a new children’s interactive electronic book that will be produced by UT. The university’s Rocky Top Institute is seeking short stories for its upcoming children’s book, Tales from Rocky Top. Three winners will be chosen and their work published in
The campus’s graduate nuclear engineering program now ranks fifth among all public universities and sixth in the nation, according to the 2014 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released today. The College of Engineering’s overall graduate program rose to 37th among all public universities, continuing the steady annual climb of the last few years.
As youth director for the Muslim Community of Knoxville, AbdelRahman Murphy is one of only four full-time salaried Muslim youth ministers in the country. He spends a good part of his time working with Muslim students at UT.
Richard Evans, a UT research consultant, will discuss the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center’s Gas and Oil Research Initiative at the Science Forum on Friday. He is filling in for Kevin Hoyt, who was originally slated to give the presentation. Evans is the former director of the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center and
Americans are more sedentary than ever and that is a problem even among people who exercise regularly, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. The article features David Bassett, a professor in the UT Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies. Bassett notes that Americans on average take 5,117 steps a day. A good daily