Two College of Engineering faculty members have received an honorable mention for their entry in the 2013 “Create the Future” sustainable-technology design contest. Their patent-pending design is for an ultra-light, high-efficiency solar fiber, with the aim of creating fabric and clothing that would convert light into energy.
UT has disciplined two fraternities, Sigma Chi and Lambda Chi Alpha, for alleged hazing incidents that occurred early in the fall semester.
Lots of parents were on campus celebrating Vols traditions with their University of Tennessee students. One tradition shared Saturday — the Vol Walk. For many UT fans, the Vol Walk is a routine experience, but it was a first for Gregory and Lori Bethel. The Bethels are Memphis, and shared the experience with their daughter,
UT’s Ready for the World Cafe is back for another season and kicks off the fall semester Thursday, October 3. The luncheons will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays through December 5 in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive.
Vincent Carilli, the final candidate for vice chancellor for student life, will host a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Carilli is vice president for student affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will
Millions of unique clams lie in seagrass beds worldwide. Despite having being around for millions of years, little is known about them except that they are resilient and key to coastal biodiversity. Annette Engel, the Jones Associate Professor of Aqueous Geochemistry in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UT, has been awarded a
A new study released this week reveals NASA’s Curiosity Rover has helped find evidence of water in the soil. One of the scientists who took part in the study is Linda Kah, associate professor of geology. WATE-TV’s Josh Ault spoke with Kah.
Researchers using the supercomputing resources at the National Institute for Computational Sciences are investigating a way to recommend sources for users at university libraries. The result would be similar to the “recommender system” at Amazon.com which prioritizes descriptive information based on social behavior.
Acetaminophen, or Tylenol, is commonly used in the United States to eliminate aches and pains and reduce fever with few side effects. However, the drug is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, and if liver damage is severe enough, the only lifesaving treatment is a liver transplant. A novel method
US Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, a 1968 graduate of UT’s College of Law, will be on campus October 4 to talk about his eighteen years on Capitol Hill. Chambliss will speak at noon in the Baker Donelson Classroom (Room 132) of the College of Law.
What does a classroom look like with no “front”? Stop by the Humanities and Social Sciences Building to find out. Bill Dunne, chair of the classroom upgrade subcommittee and associate dean of the College of Engineering, had the big idea of renovating classrooms to foster student-centric learning.
The university honored four alumni Friday night with the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award, the highest honor reserved for alumni who have excelled in their field on the national or international stage and have brought credit to UT.