Steve Thomas, a longtime librarian at UT and a former president of the Faculty Senate, passed away on July 15.
The Social Work Office of Research and Public Service Child Care Report Card Program, Star-Quality Child Care Program, and Child Care Resources and Referral Network provide information to parents and improve the quality of child care in the state. These programs are funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.
Several science websites are sharing Terry Hazen’s development of bacteria to test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.
All three local TV outlets reported on a new venture by twin sisters Laura and Rachel Clift—sophomores at UT. The students have used their theater training to create a children’s party business called Neverland and Company.
When the first phase of the new 142,000-square-foot Student Union opened on June 1, several local media outlets came out to check out the new space. The project took three years to complete.
A study by the Center for Business and Economic Research projecting that an expansion of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga manufacturing facility could add about 9,800 jobs to the Tennessee economy drew interest from more than a dozen local, state, automotive, and business media outlets reporting it, including Bloomberg and Forbes.
A news release about an active video games study sent in early June resulted in nearly 200 media mentions.
In May, the Early Learning Center released a list of ten ideas to help make learning fun. WVLT, Local 8 Now, created a four-part series from the list.
Newspaper writers, editors, designers, and publishers won top awards Thursday, July 16, in the Tennessee Press Association’s 2015 newspaper contest, co-sponsored by UT. The event was held in conjunction with the press association’s summer convention, held this year in Knoxville.