WUOT’s The Method is a series that explores the intersection of science and society. How does scientific research affect you and your community? In this installment, Brandon Hollingsworth talks with history professor and author Ernest Freeberg about Thomas Edison’s greatest invention: Modern America. Chrissy Keuper speaks with ecology and evolutionary biology professor Gary McCracken about
Five recent UT graduates have been selected as Presidential Management Fellows. The honor places the recipients, who have all recently received a graduate degree, in an elite employment pool for management positions in the federal government. Administered by the US Office of Personnel Management, the program chose 663 finalists from a pool of more than
The campus has a brand new fleet of transit buses. The buses began serving the campus over the weekend, operating on the summer route schedule. The new fleet of campus buses, which will continue using the name “the T,” included twenty vehicles sporting the university’s school colors, a checkerboard pattern, and Smokey.
On Monday, Rickey Hall began serving as the campus’s vice chancellor for diversity. He looks ahead to working with faculty, staff, students, and campus leaders, to build towards the campus’s Top 25 initiative and to getting to know the UT and Knoxville communities.
Scientists say they have now found evidence that there used to be flowing water on Mars. Helping those scientists is associate professor of earth and planetary sciences Linda Kah, who is using her expertise in geology to analyze their findings. She spoke with WATE-TV about the Mars Curiosity mission.
Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and the director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory, was interviewed by HPCWire about China’s reveal of supercomputer of the Tianhe-2, which will, barring any completely unexpected surprises, far surpass the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan. Dongarra helps release the Top500 lists of supercomputers