Posts By: Charles Primm

Sections of Campus Greenways to Close This Summer

Sections of two City of Knoxville greenways that run through campus will be closed this summer as the Knoxville Utilities Board upgrades the area’s natural gas distribution system.

R. J. Hinde Appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

RJ Hinde

R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.

Cumberland Avenue Lanes to Close June 9


For six weeks beginning Tuesday, June 9, all eastbound lanes of Cumberland Avenue between University Commons and West Volunteer Boulevard will be closed. The affected section runs under the railroad crossing and in front of the entrance to the Kingston Pike Building.

Computational Science Program Brings Students From US, China

Nine students from the United States and China are on campus this week for Computational Sciences for Undergraduate Research Experiences, a summer internship program focused on developing knowledge and skills to use advanced computing in research.

Camp Offers Students Chance to Study Space Shuttle Columbia Debris

CNS Y-12's Steve Dekanich holds up a piece of the remains of the space shuttle Columbia during a materials science camp session on Monday.

An ASM International Materials Camp supported by UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and scientists at CNS Y-12 National Security Complex is giving local students the chance to study debris from the space shuttle Columbia, with an eye on improving materials used in space flight.

Richter Named Director of Equity and Diversity

Jenny Richter has been named associate vice chancellor and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, effective June 1. Richter served as interim director following the death last year of former director Marva Rudolph.

Wirth Receives Top DOE Honor, Credits UT-ORNL Partnership

Brian Wirth

The US Department of Energy has named Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner for 2014. Given by the DOE in recognition of research supporting science, energy, or national security, it is considered the highest achievement that a midcareer researcher can receive.