Posts By: Whitney Heins

Two Professors Receive UTRF Maturation Funding

This year the UT Research Foundation is awarding $120,000 to eight inventors. Two professors are recipients of the maturation awards. Steve Ripp, research assistant professor in the Center for Environmental Biotechnology, received support for developing bioluminescent zebrafish as a tool for high-throughput drug screening. Ziling (Ben) Xue, professor in chemistry, received an award for a novel chemical sensor with high sensitivity toward biodiesel contaminant in jet fuel and diesel.

In Memoriam: Maureen Nalle

Maureen Nalle, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, passed away on Friday at the age of sixty-one. Her teaching focused on the college’s continuing education, teaching, and community service. She also served in the US Army where she retired with the rank of major.

UT Team Heads to Supercomputing Competition

A team of four UT students along with a student from Hardin Valley Academy and Oak Ridge High School are heading to Denver to compete in the SC!13′s international student supercomputing cluster competition. The competition is designed to introduce the next generation of students to the high powered computing community.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: A Diversity Effort That Goes Back Decades

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured the College of Engineering’s success in diversity programs. According to the article, the college’s Office of Diversity Programs, which just celebrated the fortieth anniversary of such programs at the college, has seen the graduation of more than 900 minority students, including fifteen master’s and Ph.D. students.

WUOT: Spirits and Graves

In WUOT’s The Method series, Christine Jessel speaks to Jamie Adcock, professor emeritus in chemistry, about the science behind moonshine. To

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Solar Decathlon House Continues to Yield Data

Students and faculty hope their innovations from last year’s Department of Energy Solar Decathlon benefit teams gearing up for the 2013 contest. The U.S. Department of Energy’s biannual international competition challenges teams of students to design and build low- to zero-energy homes, learning about solar power and sustainable design along the way.