Dania Bilal, a professor of information sciences, has received a Google Research Award to further her work on how children read and assess the readability of Google’s search results pages. One of the goals of this research is to modify Google’s Reading Level measure. Bilal will receive $41,363 from Google.
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It’s football time in Tennessee, and that means a new Pregame Showcase lineup. Now in its twenty-fifth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, before the Vols face the Utah State Aggies.
The Civil War changed a lot in America. Hundreds of thousands died. Millions of slaves were freed. And the country’s higher education system was transformed. A book by a UT history professor—which explores how the war reshaped colleges—is being honored with a prestigious book award.
Make plans to attend the first Faculty Pub of the 2014-15 academic year on Friday, August 29, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bridgeview Grill on the third floor of the UT boathouse on Neyland Drive. Enjoy free appetizers, a cash bar, and a wonderful opportunity to interact with your fellow faculty. Parking will be available in the C-14 lot across from the boathouse building.
The Memphis Daily News looks at some of the new offerings greeting students returning to campus, from the new Fred D. brown Jr. Residence Hall and the pedestrian bridge to service learning courses. “It’s interesting to be at UT at a time when so many new things are happening,” Student Government Association President Kelsey Keny tells the paper.
The Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series kicks off the 2014-2015 academic year with a dynamic lineup of internationally recognized architects and designers.
Fans of the Pride of the Southland Band are in for new music and surprises this season when UT’s beloved marching band takes the field. The band will debut new music it will play in the stands for cheers and chants during UT’s August 31 season opener against Utah State.
Engineering students researching hybrid vehicle technology at UT recently got a $50,000 shot in the arm from the DENSO North America Foundation.
The Center for Transportation Research has reaffirmed its status as a preeminent research center by announcing the establishment of the Faculty Fellows Program.
The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to a study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.