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In Memoriam: Arthur Haas

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Arthur G. Haas, a longtime faculty member in the Department of History, passed away February 23. He was 90.

Larry Taylor Elected Honorary Fellow of Russian Academy of Sciences

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Larry Taylor, known for his research on planetary rocks from the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, as well as terrestrial rocks and diamonds from deep within the Earth, has been elected an honorary fellow of the Russian Mineralogical Society and Russian Academy of Sciences.

WBIR Showcases International House Photo Exhibit

UT’s international students were challenged to take a photo that offers a snapshot of their home countries. The exercise culminated in a photo exhibit currently on display at the International House. WBIR-TV Channel 10 featured the exhibit.

Local8Now Highlights UT Ethics Bowl

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WVLT-TV Local 8 Now visited UT’s Ethics Bowl to watch as fifteen high school teams tackled a series of controversial issues, ranging from racism to the use of natural resources.

News Sentinel Highlights UT Darwin Day Birthday Bash

UT students this month celebrated the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin with lectures, a puppet display, a cake contest, and a birthday party. The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the birthday party, which was held at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Indian Country Today Features Feller in Series about US Presidents

Indian Country Today interviewed history professor Dan Feller for a story that is part of a series exploring past presidents’ attitudes toward Native Americans, challenges and triumphs regarding tribes, and the federal laws and Indian policies enacted during their terms in office.

Titan Supercomputer Probes Depths of Biofuel’s Biggest Barrier

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Ask a biofuel researcher to name the single greatest technical barrier to cost-effective ethanol, and you’re likely to receive a one-word response: lignin. To better understand exactly how lignin persists, researchers ORNL created one of the largest biomolecular simulations to date using the Titan supercomputer to track and analyze millions of atoms. The research was led by Jeremy Smith, UT Governor’s Chair based in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology.