Right across the river from campus, the UT Composting Facility is diverting organic waste from landfills by transforming it into nutrient-rich soil. UT Recycling Manager Jay Price says the task of composting on site is something very few universities take on.
The UT Research Foundation has announced the formation of a new business plan competition called Tennessee Venture Challenge. TVC is open to start-up companies engaged in commercializing intellectual property created at UT. Finalists will have a chance to win a share of the $25,000 in cash. The competition begins in April of next year.
Arthur Stewart, adjunct professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will be inducted into the East Tennessee Literary Hall of Fame for poetry on October 10. With the honor, Stewart joins other UT poets who have been inducted—Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith, Jeff Daniel Marion, and Linda Parsons Marion.
Having trouble catching Zs? Wide-awake football fans are invited to learn all about sleep patterns at this week’s Pregame Showcase prior to the Vols game against the University of Georgia on Saturday, October, 5. Theresa Lee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a biopsychologist, will discuss how sleep patterns vary through life
All four candidates for vice chancellor for student life have completed campus visits as part of the interview process. The archived webcasts for each candidate’s public session are now available on the search website. The search committee will be receiving feedback through the online anonymous web link until noon on Tuesday, October 8.