12/09/13 9:12 am •
More than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees from UT this week. Commencement ceremonies will be held Thursday and Friday. The featured speaker for the undergraduate ceremony will be Jacob Hayes, a member of the graduating class.
12/09/13 10:35 am •
The recent passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela caused one UT professor to recall her chance meeting with him. Catherine Higgs, professor of history and vice chair of Africana studies, met Mandela in the Johannesburg airport in February 1991, a year after he was released after serving twenty-seven years in jail for protesting against the apartheid state.
12/09/13 9:47 am •
A woman with a dubious reputation. Presidential cabinet members at each other’s throats. A president with a conspiracy theory. It’s not a fictional story of political intrigue. It’s real-life drama—detailed through the correspondence chronicled in the ninth volume of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, recently published by the University of Tennessee Press.
12/06/13 10:27 am •
Friday was 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.
12/06/13 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.
UT in the News
- 12/09/13 • News Sentinel: UT Research Foundation awards funding grants
- 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