Wayne Davis, dean of the College of Engineering, was one of the invited speakers at the 2014 International Conference on Engineering Science and Technology in Beijing. The conference, Engineering and the Future of Humankind, was sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences; and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
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The most recognizable number for alternative fuel proponents has long been E-85—which indicates a much higher ethanol content than most fuels—but thanks in part to efforts from a UT group, that could soon give way to a new number: I-75.
A portion of Middle Drive will be blocked from 7:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 12, while work is done on air conditioning units on two buildings. During the road closure, vehicles will be able to turn around in the loading dock area of SERF, and motorists will still have access to parking at Perkins Hall and the bus stop. Beginning after 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Tee Martin Drive and Estabrook Road will be closed near Neyland Stadium and Berry Hall for approximately two hours as crews work on fire alarm wiring in the stadium.
Six student-owned businesses won the seventh annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition this spring. They were chosen from among thirty-one business plans that competed for $20,000 in donated prize money in a contest sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the College of Business Administration.
Beginning Tuesday, June 10, a portion of the sidewalk on the east side of Volunteer Boulevard near the entrance of the Haslam Business Building on the south side of the Pedestrian Walkway will close temporarily for work related to the new student union. The work is expected to last approximately three weeks.
UT faculty is joining community volunteers today and Saturday, June 7, to install a new natural playground at the North Head Start Center. The playground will give students a new recreation area and provide researchers with an opportunity to study the environment’s impact on children’s activity levels.
The Center for Transportation Research will give area high school students a behind-the-scenes look at public transit in Knoxville and Atlanta when it hosts its first Transit Camp July 29–31 at UT. Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the camp is designed to spark interest in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—and to showcase focus areas, such as public transit, that might not readily come to mind when engineering and technology are discussed.
A new exhibit featuring works from the permanent collections of American and European art at McClung Museum opens Saturday, June 14. The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum explores a significant grouping of nineteenth to twentieth century American and European art that forms the backbone of the museum’s Western art collections.
Janet Nelson has been named the new associate vice chancellor for research, focusing on research development, effective July 1. Nelson joins UT’s Office of Research and Engagement from her position as director of business development for the URS Corporation. She replaces Greg Reed, who has served as associate vice chancellor for research since 2007.
The Safety, Environment, and Education Center has been renamed the Center for Health Education & Wellness. The Center for Health Education & Wellness is dedicated to a community model that is embodied in the “Vols Help Vols” commitment. The center manages 974-HELP, the Distressed Student Protocol, case management, and the Threat Assessment Task Force. Additionally, the center educates students about health and wellness areas that impact student success.