Fast Company looks at research led by Professor David Bassett from the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies that speak to the power of active design: the more centrally located a building’s stair case is, the more likely people are to use it. Bassett’s study used three campus buildings to measure how often elevators were used instead of stairs, and compared the placement of the two.
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Museum lovers, families, and other community members are invited to explore and enjoy a variety of free exhibit-related events this month at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The activities are planned in connection with the temporary exhibit “The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum,” which explores paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the museum’s permanent collections.
The UT Research Foundation was listed among the world’s top universities for producing new US utility patents. UTRF ranked eightieth, ahead of Emory, Yale, and Princeton.
A UT center dedicated to construction safety research to reduce injuries and fatalities has received $20,000 to further its work. The UT Construction Industry Research and Policy Center recently received the gift from Amerisure Insurance Company. The center is based in the College of Business Administration. Amerisure provides workers’ compensation and general liability insurance for many construction contractors.
The university raised nearly $131 million in private support from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations in fiscal year 2014, marking a 40 percent increase over last year’s total.
Welcome to the redesigned Tennessee Today website, the hub for news on our campus. As you look around the site, you will notice major changes. The redesigned home page showcases top UT headlines and latest news, and allows readers to search the site. The redesign has improved the mobile version of the site, making it easier to read stories from your phone or tablet.
Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation has announced the formation of the AMS Nuclear Engineering Graduate Fellowship UT, with Maryville native Vic Lollar the first recipient. Lollar’s research in graduate school will be directed toward nuclear power plant instrumentation and control, as well as monitoring issues.
For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the US Department of Agriculture, a team lead by UT was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000. The project, “Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure Installations,” is a multidisciplinary effort coordinated with North Carolina State University to study the impact of trees on storm water management.
Outside risks can stretch supply chains’ capabilities to the breaking point, but executives who run them often fail to develop risk contingency plans, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has honored its 2014 Baker Scholars and Baker Ambassador graduates. Twelve graduating students were honored as Baker Scholars and Baker Ambassadors and for living in the Baker Living and Learning Community. The scholars were awarded a medallion to celebrate the completion of an independent research project on a policy issue.