Major Jared Crain is the new head of the Army ROTC at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Commissioned upon his graduation from West Point, Crain previously served five combat tours of duty. He’s been to Iraq four times since 2003 and to Afghanistan once.
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An innovative disease detection technology developed by UT and UT Institute of Agriculture researchers is on its way to the marketplace.
On Monday, UT will open the doors of its first new residence hall in forty-five years. About 700 undergraduate students will be moving in for the fall semester. University Housing invites you to visit the new Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall during an open house from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11.
Governor Bill Haslam has appointed a UT director to a new committee that will advise him on how to support aerospace and defense employers in Tennessee and ways to attract new businesses. Andy White, director of the university’s Aerospace and Defense Executive Master of Business Administration program, is one of ten members on the Tennessee Aerospace and Defense Advisory Board.
Trent Thurman has joined the UT College of Business Administration as executive director for graduate programs.
The Mississippi River and its tributaries have provided water, transportation, and sustenance for people living along the water’s edge since well before Europeans set foot in the New World. A new group is helping make sure that role continues well into the future.
The UT chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students will host the largest architecture student conference of the year in Nashville this winter. Registration is now open for the AIAS Forum, which will be held December 29 through January 1.
Before Fort Sanders was a densely populated neighborhood and restaurant and retail hub, it was known for the bitter clash between Confederate and Union soldiers with the South unsuccessfully trying to siege Knoxville. An effort by researchers at UT Knoxville will make sure this important piece of history does not forever fade into the metropolis.
UT has received another boost to its efforts to preserve state history. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $345,000 to the UT Libraries for phase three of the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project.
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.