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UT-ORNL Nuclear Expert Wirth Honored in Washington, DC


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


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


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


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.

UT Engineer’s Idea Makes Science a Hands-On Activity

Building off the theory that immersion is better than explanation, students will have a chance to get some hands-on experience with scientific research thanks to UT College of Engineering doctoral student Caroline Bryson.

Students Conduct Research to Control Canine Distemper


Undergraduates from across the country and their research mentors at UT are investigating ways to manage and control outbreaks of canine distemper virus, a devastating disease affecting dogs—particularly those in animal shelters—and other wildlife.

Postdoctoral Student Featured in International Business Times Story about Pluto, Charon

The International Business Times featured Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, a UT postdoctoral student, in this story about NASA’s flyby of Pluto on July 14. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will gather data to help scientists better understand the dwarf planet. Pinilla-Alonso will be the lead investigator of a new seven-day series of observations beginning July 23.