Despite satellite images that show vast networks of channels, past Mars rover missions have shown limited evidence for flowing water on Mars. Now, rocks analyzed by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover team, including Linda Kah, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences at UT, provide solid evidence that Mars had rivers or streams.
On June 7, 1913, four climbers—including Robert Tatum, a young Episcopal missionary from Knoxville—were the first to reach the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, the highest peak in North America. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount McKinley. To commemorate the centennial, the UT Libraries is displaying
Hap McSween, Chancellor’s Professor and Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, was featured in an article by the SEC. McSween will be recognized as the 2013 SEC Professor of the Year at the Southeastern Conference Spring Meetings in Destin, Florida.
A small section of Phillip Fulmer Way between Peyton Manning Pass and the Staff Lot 30 entrance will be closed to through traffic from Tuesday, June 4, to Tuesday, June 11, for utility work on the new Student Union project.
As summer temperatures begin to rise, peak energy use times return to campus. Beginning June 1 through September 30, our campus is charged more for its energy use between the hours of 2:00 and 8:30 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors can follow a few simple tips to save resources and lower energy costs.
David Clarke, director of UT Center for Transportation Research, was quoted in USA Today about train crashes. This month’s rash of high-profile train crashes — in Maryland, Missouri and Connecticut — likely represent a coincidence and are not indicative of a trend, he said. “I don’t necessarily think there is any long-term trend that we’re