Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team of scientists, including UT’s Alexei Sokolov, tried to verify
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UT researchers have succeeded in manipulating the electronic behavior of a sheet material the thickness of a single atom layer without compromising its chemical composition or structural integrity.
UT presents its 70th annual Student Art Competition featuring work from students in the School of Art this spring. The exhibit began on February 28 and will remain on display through March 19 in the Ewing Gallery in the Art and Architecture Building. The Daily Times reported on the exhibition opening and award ceremony, which took place on Monday, February 27, prior to the event.
Two months after the deadliest fire in Tennessee history, NewsChannel 5 in Nashville goes back to Sevier County for a deeper look. UT geography professor Henri Grissino-Mayer said his cause for concern took root decades ago.
Bradley Hininger, UT graduate student of geography, recently wrote a column featured in the Tennessean that explains the reasoning behind students’ protest of the recent election.
In February, the School of Music honored Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy award-winning artist Jennifer Higdon during a four-day event. Several local outlets covered the event.
In an orange sea of instruments and people, pinpointing one voice in the crowd is near impossible. Take away the stadium, the fans and the marching band, and you’ve got the UT Singers. WVLT-TV Channel 8 recently caught up with the students that comprise the UT Singers.
One UT professor is on a mission to warn people about wildfire risk. Henri Grissino-Mayer, at a recent talk on campus, said another devastating incident such as the November wildfires is possible unless changes are made. WBIR-TV Channel 10 covered the event.
The well-substantiated racial differences in research support are yet another hurdle that scholars of color face—one that sets many of us behind. Victor Ray, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, argues this notion in a recent Inside Higher Ed piece.
Musicians celebrated Black History Month at UT with a musical tour through African-American history in February. The School of Music hosted the event, which was featured by WATE-TV Channel 6.