The Washington Post Magazine published a graphic that pinpoints many places in the United States that have streets named for Martin Luther King Jr. The outlet used the research of Derek Alderman, professor and head of the Department of Geography.
The Center for Student Engagement has established a potential student organization advisor interest form to help student organizations who may be in need of a student organization advisor. Potential advisors must be faculty, staff, or graduate students employed by the university.
In the ten years since its founding, the Scintillation Materials Research Center in UT’s College of Engineering has become one of the world’s leading centers for the discovery, development, and application of scintillators—materials that emit light when in the presence of radiation, providing a valuable detection method.
The letters of James K. Polk offer a glimpse into the proceedings of one of the most significant yet least-known US presidents, during whose term the country increased in geographical size by one-third. The public can now access thirty years of Polk’s writings due to the online publication of all twelve volumes of the Correspondence
Fifteen teams comprising more than 100 students will compete in the seventh annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, January 23.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering welcomed Richard Wood as a full-time professor in January. Wood recently retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he held a joint appointment with UT.
Forbes magazine has named a UT alumnus to its annual “30 Under 30” list of young people making big strides in their chosen field. Neel Madhukar, a 2013 alumnus in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, and research partner Kaitlyn Gayvert were recognized for their work using algorithms to learn about cancer genomes.
With the spring semester now off and running, plans for Faculty Appreciation Week 2016 are in the works.