Students and faculty hope their innovations from last year’s Department of Energy Solar Decathlon benefit teams gearing up for the 2013 contest. The U.S. Department of Energy’s biannual international competition challenges teams of students to design and build low- to zero-energy homes, learning about solar power and sustainable design along the way.
The university has extended its application deadlines for the fall 2014 semester. The new deadlines are November 15 for early-action applications—for students to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program—and December 15 for regular applications. Deadlines are being extended because of technical issues related to the Common Application, a not-for-profit membership organization
Three public university music professors from around the country have been chosen as the winners of the Doc Severinsen International Composition Contest. The College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Music, and the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society sponsored the competition. First-place winner Peter Lieuwen will receive $10,000 for his piece “Concerto
Work by researchers at National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at UT was featured in The New York Times. The work discovered a computer algorithm that is used to identify songs can also identify the signature whistles of bottlenose dolphins. Just as humans sound slightly different each time they sing a given song, a
As the deadline for insurance enrollment draws near, UT employees should familiarize themselves with Partnership Promise requirements for 2014. Eligible university employees must enroll or make changes to their state insurance benefits by Friday, November 1. The Partnership PPO and Standard PPO are the state’s two health insurance plans.
The skills of some of the university’s top chemical engineering students will be put to the test in an international competition that challenges them to build a specific type of car in record time. Thirteen students compose one of thirty-one teams to compete in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’s 2013 International Student Chem-E-Car Competition
The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with members of the class of 2017 about the “Take 15, Graduate in 4” tuition model that went in to effect this year. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sally McMillan says the university is changing the expectation around how students can be successful and graduate on time.
National Public Radio featured the sequestration effects on research by Governor’s Chair for Molecular Biophysics Jeremy Smith and graduate student Sally Ellingson who use Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s supercomputer, Titan. Grant agencies like the National Science Foundation are only funding roughly 1 in 5 of the proposals it receives now, reported NPR. Smith said he’s
For as little as $3.27 a month, university employees can enroll in the state’s new vision insurance program. First introduced last year, the vision program provides for an annual routine exam, allowances and discounts toward eyeglass frames and lenses or contact lenses, and a discount on Lasik/refractive surgery.