Terry Hazen, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, has been interviewed my multiple news outlets including CBS News, the BBC, the Ottawa Citizen, and U.S. News and World Report, about his research in the Gulf of Mexico. Hazen has found that the gulf may have a much greater natural ability to self-clean
In early 2011, Egyptian youth—many using modern technology and social media—helped to successfully overthrow their country’s government. Professor Brian Barber, director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, went to Cairo shortly after President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation to study youth involvement in the revolution. Barber will share his experiences from his
The Gulf of Mexico may have a much greater natural ability to self-clean oil spills than previously believed, according to Terry Hazen, University of Tennessee—Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology. The bioremediation expert presented his Deepwater Horizon disaster research findings at the 245th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society
Stefan Spanier, an associate professor of physics and expert in accelerator-based particle physics, shares his insight into the hunt for the Higgs boson, also known as the “God” particle. Spanier and his research group, University of Tennessee High Energy Physics group, have spent the past seven years working with the European Center for Nuclear Research
A UT group is partnering with the US Department of Energy and statewide leaders to explore the growing field of solar energy. UT’s SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge is sponsoring the Tennessee Solar Summit in Chattanooga on Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 and 11. The goal of the conference is to educate attendees about the
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sally McMillan reminds faculty, staff, and students of some of the important academic policies that must be followed as the semester draws to a close.
Jonathan Overly, director for the East Tennessee Clean Fuel Coalition in the campus’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, had the idea to build the planet’s longest biofuels corridor. They began in 2009 and will complete the project this year.
Research by Sean Doody in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was featured in Science. The research has found that unborn lizards can erupt from their eggs days early if vibrations hint at a threat from a hungry predator, new research shows. The premature hatchlings literally “hit the ground running—they hatch and launch into
Juniors Melissa Lee and Alex Houck have been recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, which awards students studying mathematics, science, and engineering.