Researchers from UT recently garnered national attention for their part in a study that could lead to the development of tablets, TVs, and mobile devices the width of a piece of paper. First published in Nature, the article details how researchers have been able to create wires only three atoms wide using an electron beam.
Students who request testing accommodations and faculty who approve them will now find the process available online, thanks to a new system being implemented by the Office of Disability Services. This comprehensive data management system is designed to meet the specialized needs of the office. It simplifies the scheduling of appointments, exams, rooms, and resources
Ten educators will be part of 2014—2015 cohort of the UT Leadership Academy. Now in its fifth year, the Leadership Academy is a collaborative venture between UT and Knox County Schools that prepares talented individuals to become outstanding new school principals through a full-time, intensive fifteen-month fellowship program. The class will begin work May 30.
The campus’ Spring Cleanup is making its way across campus. The fifteen-week campaign is an effort to declutter academic buildings by getting rid of surplus equipment, used furniture, trash, and recyclables. After five weeks, crews from Facilities Services have removed approximately 2,286 cubic feet of surplus equipment and furniture from ten buildings. The cleanup also
The campus closed out the spring semester with its annual Honors Banquet. At the event, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Amadou Sall, a lecturer of Africana studies, received the Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol Of Hope Award. Associate Vice Chancellor Marva Rudolph, who passed
The Provost’s Service-Learning Office is working on a plan to give an “S” designation to approved courses with a service-learning component. The application process was piloted this spring by nine faculty members, each representing a different college. The university already has many courses that employ service-learning, and the service-learning office is developing mechanisms to enhance
Improving global health care. Designing better medical equipment. Revolutionizing the food industry. Teaching English in France. Those are just a few of the ways graduating Haslam Scholars plan to leave their mark on society after graduating. The Class of 2014 includes thirteen students from the university’s premier scholarship program. The graduates say the Haslam Scholars