Posts By: Rebekah Winkler

Join the Faculty Pub this Spring

Make plans to attend the first Faculty Pub of the spring semester from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, at the Bridgeview Grill on the third floor of the UT boathouse on Neyland Drive.

Faculty, Students Continue Haiti Post-Earthquake Rebuilding Efforts

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In the five years since a massive earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti, UT faculty and students have helped the country’s rebuilding efforts by designing a secondary school, housing, and a clinic that are now in various stages of construction.

Obama Visit Spotlights Sports Car Printed by UT Engineers

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When President Obama takes the stage at Techmer PM in Clinton, Tennessee, on Friday to announce that UT will head a $259 million advanced manufacturing project and that Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play a key role, he will share the spotlight with a shiny example of innovation, research, and collaboration between the two.

Campus Remembers Various Presidential Visits Over the Years

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Knoxville and East Tennessee today is generating plenty of excitement, but it’s not the first time a president or vice president has stopped in the area—or even visited the UT campus. UT Libraries Archivist Alesha Shumar scanned historical files and found several reports of US

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White House Picks UT to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute

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On January 9, President Barack Obama announced that UT will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and $189 million from IACMI’s partners. Supported by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, IACMI joins four other institutes backed by the Obama administration in a recent push to accelerate advanced manufacturing.

UT Knoxville and Institute of Agriculture Earn Carnegie-Engaged Designation

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UT Knoxville and the UT Institute of Agriculture have earned the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for collaborating with community partners to address society’s most pressing needs. The prestigious Carnegie engagement classification recognizes colleges’ and universities’ commitments to strengthening the bond between campus and community. UT joins a group of fifty-two universities with the “very high intensity” research classification and the engaged status designation. Fewer than half of the universities in Carnegie’s “very high intensity” research classification have achieved engaged status.

Telling Stories in a Tennessee Coal Town

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Professor Rob Heller is featured in The New York Times for his photography class, which has turned into a twenty-two-year project documenting the town of LaFollette, Tennessee. There wasn’t much of a photography program when Heller arrived at the university. A few of his students became professional photographers, but he worked hard to teach them how to see and tell stories.