12/06/13 10:27 am •
Tomorrow is the seventy-second anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor—a day forever etched in the memory of one East Tennessee veteran who earlier this year shared his story with UT’s Center for the Study of War and Society. Durward Swanson, ninety-two, is from Georgia but now lives in Maryville. He was an eighteen-year-old member of the Army Air Corps when he arrived at Hickam Air Force Base adjacent to Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in October 1939.
12/02/13 9:26 am •
Tom Brokaw, NBC anchor and author, shared his big idea for keeping the U.S. workforce competitive through public service academies at land grant universities created through public/private partnerships. His idea aims to reinvigorate public service across the country and bring people together in a time of deep political divisions. Brokaw headlined the Baker Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
11/25/13 2:23 pm •
Lindsay Lee, a senior studying math and Spanish, has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the most prestigious international award a student can earn. Lee, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is the seventh UT student to receive the honor in the Rhodes program’s 111-year history. “I am incredibly humbled to be in the same shoes as some of the most important movers and shakers around the world,” Lee said.
12/06/13 9:45 am •
Two professors from UT have been offered National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowships for 2014-15, continuing a university tradition of being a national leader in NEH fellows. Nancy Henry and Gregory Kaplan are being honored with the prestigious fellowship, marking thirteen in a string of NEH grants to UT faculty since 2004. This puts UT among the top ten institutions nationwide in the number of NEH grants awarded in the past ten years.
12/05/13 3:45 pm •
The Southeastern Transportation Center has established an ambitious research program to address comprehensive transportation safety in the Southeast and beyond. The STC research topics include class modification factors, integrated simulation and safety, and exploring factors that impact safety.
12/05/13 1:58 pm •
The Office of Information Technology will increase the T-Storage quotas for home areas and set a new quota for departmental areas on Monday, January 6. Home area quotas (H: drives) will increase from twenty-five GB to fifty GB. Departmental areas (I: drives) will have a new 200 GB per user quota enforced. On this same date, OIT will update the schedule for which T-Storage makes backups of your data.
12/05/13 1:52 pm •
Leading firms are now using data analytics to drive their business strategies, make critical decisions, and compete through their analytical prowess. Tom Davenport, one of the world’s renowned experts and thought leaders on knowledge management, data analytics, and business processes, will conduct an interactive half-day seminar at UT on February 7 on how businesses can use big data to drive organizational change. It is open to the public and the campus community.
UT in the News
- 12/05/13 • WBIR-TV: Study, Gut instincts predict marriage success
- 12/05/13 • Voice of America: Crocodiles, Alligators May Lure Prey with Sticks
- 12/05/13 • WBIR-TV: Clarence Brown Theatre uses sign language to reach audiences
- 12/03/13 • Changing Course on WUOT-2
- 12/02/13 • News Sentinel: UT expert, Scientists excited to learn from approaching comet ISON
- 12/02/13 • Times Free Press: UT professor to research carbon in soil