In 1847, a course offering studies in mechanical philosophies and mechanics appeared at what was then East Tennessee University. Now, almost 170 years later, the school is UT, and the course has grown into the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, two-thirds of which would have been considered science fiction to those many years ago.
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It’s been a big news year in Big Orange Country. We looked at what people were reading on Tennessee Today. We hunted for the UT news that got the best media play. We thought about momentous events. We tossed all of that together and compiled this list of our greatest hits of 2014.
Thomas Papenbrock, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, the leading organization of physicists.
Kathy Kidd, associate director of the UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice, offers these suggestions for helping children learn to be thankful and cheerful in the midst of the holiday rush.
Monthly employees who are paid on sponsored projects are required to certify their effort, either through IRIS or the web application. An improved interface will soon be available for persons who certify their effort on the web.
Four students will be spending the spring semester working in Tennessee congressional offices as part of UT’s Congressional Internship Program.
The UT Police Department will hold its annual employee awards Friday, December 19, to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The media is invited to attend the event.
Mark Dean, a professor in the College of Engineering and an icon in the world of personal computing, has added another title to his already prestigious career: National Academy of Inventors Fellow for 2014.
As the temperatures drop, staff member Beth Meko and two friends are heating up their efforts to collect blankets for the needy in Knoxville.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Governor Bill Haslam as one of its top nine influencers in higher education for 2014. Haslam is highlighted for his efforts to increase Tennesseans’ access to higher education, particularly through his “Drive to 55” campaign—an effort to get 55 percent of the state’s resident to earn college degrees—and