4/15/14 10:58 am •
Four students who spent two weeks in Croatia in March produced a thirty-minute program while they were abroad. It will air on WBIR on Easter Sunday, April 20. The program will be part of the UT TODAY show that airs at 11:30 a.m. The students’ trip was part of an exchange funded by a US State Department grant and led by Professor Sam Swan.
4/23/14 10:14 am •
The administrator who has ensured ethical treatment for people who are the subjects of UT research projects is stepping away from that responsibility after almost a quarter century. Brenda Lawson, compliance officer for the Office of Research and Engagement, will retire on June 30. A reception in her honor will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center Executive Dining Room. Lawson, who has administered the university’s Institutional Review Board, joined the research office in May 1991 as an assistant to the university’s compliance coordinator.
4/22/14 4:49 pm •
A portion of Circle Drive on the Hill will be closed to traffic early in the morning of Saturday, April 26, as workers transport roofing materials for Dabney-Buehler Hall. The road will be closed east of Ayres Hall, with the western portion converted to two-way traffic to allow accessible parking and deliveries on the Hill.
4/22/14 3:28 pm •
Two principals from Sevier County and Davidson County, respectively, are the latest recipients of awards that recognize outstanding education leaders in the state. Benjamin T. Clabo, principal of Pigeon Forge High School in Sevier County, is the recipient of the University Council for Educational Administration Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. J. Terry Shrader, principal at Hillsboro High School in Davidson County, has received the William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Secondary Principalship for the State of Tennessee.
4/22/14 2:58 pm •
The National Science Foundation area of the USA Science and Engineering Festival will have a UT feel thanks to a spot in the prestigious event going to CURENT, the Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks. Housed in the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building in UT’s College of Engineering, CURENT is a UT-led multi-institution research group focused on making the electrical grid more efficient, particularly in the area of energy transportation.
4/22/14 1:12 pm •
A UT student has been selected to meet with more than thirty Nobel laureates this summer. Sarah Davis, a doctoral student in microbiology, will participate in the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting held June 24–July 4 in Lindau, Germany. She was selected after careful scientific review and is among 600 of the most qualified students and young researchers worldwide to share the opportunity of attending the meeting. At the sixty-fourth Lindau meeting, thirty to forty Nobel laureates are expected to meet with the young researchers to share their knowledge.
4/22/14 10:01 am •
First-ranking Chinese musician Xiaojun Huo will perform “A Harmony of Strings” on April 24 at UT. The performance begins at 1:30 p.m. in the University Center auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Huo is the first-ranking erhu player in China. The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument that originated in China and is known in the western world as the “Chinese violin.”
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