3/06/14 4:32 pm •
Sandy, a prehistoric Native American sandstone statue of a kneeling male figure that is part of the permanent collections at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, is set to become the official artifact of the state of Tennessee.
3/06/14 5:31 pm •
UT Recycling will hold its annual Paper Purge Party March 10 through 14. During the event, UT Recycling employees will come to campus offices to collect unwanted bulky paper for the 2014 RecycleMania competition. All forms of paper are accepted, including hardback books, journals, paper with tape or staples, and spiral notebooks.
3/06/14 2:19 pm •
Supernovae exhibit the most-energetic explosions, dispersing elements that make life possible into the universe. However, the energy source for the violent death of these massive stars is not known. Researchers using UT’s Kraken supercomputer have created three-dimensional simulations that have made great strides in uncovering the source.
3/06/14 10:56 am •
Students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media are “learning by doing” as they produce a weekly news program called UT Today for WBIR-TV Channel 10 in Knoxville. The half-hour program begins its twentieth season on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. UT Today was named the best student newscast in the state by the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 2013. The program is produced by an advanced television news class taught by Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media.
3/06/14 9:33 am •
Marcy J. Souza, assistant professor of biomedical and diagnostic sciences, will present “Epidemics of Less Glamorous Wildlife: What Can We Do to Stop Them?” on Friday during this week’s Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation. The presentation begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.
3/05/14 3:32 pm •
The College of Communication and Information will name a classroom in honor of CCI alumna Hilda Murray, an accomplished entrepreneur and business executive. A brief ceremony, part of the CCI Board of Visitors spring meeting, will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7, in Room 309 of the Communications Building. A plaque honoring Murray, which will hang outside the classroom, will be unveiled at the ceremony.
3/05/14 3:06 pm •
Herbert M. Webster began taking photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains as a sixteen-year-old on his first hike up Mount LeConte in 1925. That began a lifelong love of photographing the Smokies. About 500 photographs taken by Webster between 1926 and 1955 form a new digital collection of UT Libraries. The Herbert M. Webster Photograph Collection is available online.
- Research for Rural Appalachia Provides Winter Weather Tips
- Wall Street Journal Health-Science Writer to Lecture at UT on March 11
- In Memoriam: Jean Lewis
- Facilities Services Supervisor Honored with Patriot Award
- Brothers Elected to Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Executive Committee
- Journal Ranking: UT College of Law Grads Did Well at Landing Top Firm Jobs in 2013
UT in the News
- 3/06/14 • McClung Museum Sculpture “Sandy” In the News
- 3/03/14 • WUOT: Internal Clocks and Bright Lights From Above
- 2/28/14 • The New Yorker: A Start in a Bottle
- 2/26/14 • News Sentinel: UT joins manufacturing hub
- 2/24/14 • The Detroit News: White House to unveil manufacturing institute headquartered in Canton
- 2/24/14 • News Sentinel: LED North America, Bandit install new lights at Thompson Boling