Design and technology blog Gizmodo featured microbiology professor Jill Mikucki and her research on the Blood Falls of Antarctica in this article. Mikucki and an international disciplinary team sampled the microbial life at the mouth of the falls, which bleeds a deep dramatic red. They are the first scientists to be able to take a sample
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A group of UT students and faculty will spend spring break building a kiosk to bring clean water to one Appalachian community. From March 16 to 20, the UT team will join community volunteers to erect the building at Red Bird Mission in Clay County, Kentucky.
The McClung Museum invites faculty to join the museum, Provost Susan Martin, and colleagues for a reception in honor of the new special exhibition Drawn from the McClung Museum from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.
The Daily News Journal highlighted a recent UT report that shows the state’s economy is growing. More than 7,000 new businesses were formed in Tennessee during the final quarter of last year, according to a new economic report released this week by the Tennessee Secretary of State. The report was produced by the Center for Business and Economic
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has received a gift of almost 200 rare maps of Europe and other parts of the world created between the 1500s and 1800s. The large gift came from private donors. The News Sentinel recently published a story about the maps. Read it here. (login required) Other media outlets also
Beginning this summer, the Haslam College of Business will offer undergraduate students a selection of online courses. The Business Online Summer Session is intended to give business minors and students in other fields of study an opportunity to pursue coursework remotely.
The Korean Children’s Choir will perform a free thirty-minute concert at UT on Friday, February 20. The 2:00 p.m. concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building.
The Ready for the World Café kicks off its spring season February 26 with a tour of Italy. Reservations are now being taken for the seven luncheons, which will run through April 23.
Members of The Big Orange Combine — UT students and staff who attended the Super Bowl — appeared on WBIR‘s Live at 5 at 4 this week to share their memories of working behind-the-scenes in Arizona at the mega event. Watch the video here.
UT this week announced permanent leadership for the Pride of the Southland Band. Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. The News Sentinel highlighted this news in a recent story (login required). The Low Country Current also featured this news in this