UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public has released a white paper examining the difficult choices that utilities and public policymakers face as they weigh alternatives to coal-fired power plants. The paper—entitled “Base-load Electricity from Natural Gas and Nuclear Power: The Role of Federal and State Policy”—is based on a symposium held at the
An internationally recognized expert on how businesses can resolve complex management dilemmas and increase profitability by removing organizational constraints will speak at UT on Monday, June 24. Rami Goldratt, chief executive officer of Goldratt Consulting, will lead an interactive seminar, Creating the Ever-Flourishing Company Using the Theory of Constraints, at the Center for Executive Education
Ken Huntsman, who received his master’s degree in computer science UT, was right in the middle of things when e-mail got its start. This week, UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek presented Huntsman with an Accomplished Alumni Award. Huntsman was on campus speaking to the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program about “Creating ‘the Internet on Training Wheels.’”
UT alumni and former members of Tennessee’s swimming and diving team Michael and Nicole (Brannock) Gross were among those injured in the attack on Monday’s Boston Marathon. Dr. Ralph Harvey, an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, also witnessed the incident. Nicole suffered two broken legs and has had multiple surgeries. Michael sustained
Chemistry Professor Jeffrey Kovac has been honored for his contributions to STEM education by serving as director of the Tennessee Governor’s Schools for Sciences and Engineering and the Tennessee Science Olympiad State Tournament. Theresa Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, recently presented Kovac with a plaque on behalf of the college.
Soon, students will have a new tool to help them stay on track to an on-time graduation. uTrack lays out a road map for each major so students can see which academic courses they must successfully complete—and when they must complete them—in order to graduate on time. The system will alert students if they get
Devon Burr, assistant professor of earth and planetary science, has been publishing papers about NASA’s mission to Titan, a moon of Saturn, since 2006. She will be discussing some of the mission’s findings at the Science Forum on April 19.
Numerous outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Sacramento Bee, Reuters and Yahoo! News have covered the renovations to the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The building was renovated last year in an effort to overhaul the traditional higher education lecture. It is one of the first universities in the country to dedicate an entire classroom