Posts By: Lola Alapo

Big South Fork hosting program to celebrate ‘blue moon’

Paul Lewis, director of UT’s planetarium and space science outreach, will lead an exploration of the blue moon–the second full moon in a calendar month–later this week. Lewis, along with rangers from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will celebrate this occurrence during an 8:00 p.m. program July 31 at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

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UT researchers trying to stop the spread of canine distemper

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WVLT Local 8 Now featured students and faculty at UT who are investigating ways to stop the spread of canine distemper, a devastating disease affecting dogs—particularly those in animal shelters. The team, part of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, is using math models to study how the disease spreads through a shelter once the

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Teachers test egg drop, model rockets at UT aerospace workshop

Knoxville News Sentinel

The News Sentinel recently featured UT’s summer aerospace workshop that aims to help teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade bring STEM education into the classroom through hands-on activities such as egg drops, and building model planes and rockets. The paper also interviewed Paul Lewis, director of UT’s planetarium and space science outreach who teaches astronomy and model rocket

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UT-ORNL Nuclear Expert Wirth Honored in Washington, DC

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Nuclear energy expert Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award from US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at a Washington, DC, ceremony Thursday night.

Mark Dadmun Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

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A UT expert in polymers has been named a 2015 fellow of the American Chemical Society. Mark Dadmun, professor of chemistry, joins a list of seventy-eight distinguished academics who have made significant contributions to science and their profession.

Law Professor: Legal Profession’s Challenges Bring Benefits

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Today’s legal profession faces a number of challenges, including a smaller job market and fewer law school applicants. But College of Law Professor Benjamin Barton argues that these struggles may transform the practice of law and benefit American consumers.

England Chronicles: Chamber Singers Tour, Perform in Canterbury Cathedral

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This week is already shaping up to be a jolly good experience for the UT Chamber Singers, who are in England for a twelve-day tour during which they’ll perform in some of the country’s most historic and best-known cathedrals. The forty-six-member chorus arrived in Canterbury over the weekend and attended a welcome dinner at Old

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Two PEER Graduate Students Receive Competitive National Awards

Two UT graduate students have received competitive national awards that will enable them to continue research in their fields of study. Both are all scholars in the Program for Excellence and Equity in Research (PEER), a graduate training initiative funded by a grant from the General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.