UT and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) have partnered to create a new organization that aims to improve the success of students with disabilities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
A UT graduate student’s climate change research could aid researchers and conservationists working to save a threatened tree species known as whitebark pine—and by extension, preserve the primary food source of an American icon, the grizzly bear.
Margaret Scobey, a longtime public servant and former US ambassador to Syria and Egypt, has been named the UT Department of History’s outstanding alumna for 2017. She will be celebrated during the history department’s annual honors ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at the Frieson Black Cultural Center.
Jeffrey Pappas, director of the School of Music has been elected treasurer of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) executive committee.
Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor in the Department of Geography and an expert in using tree rings to reconstruct past climates, has been named a James R. Cox Professor.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host an “Ask a Physicist” Facebook Live question and answer session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, on the department’s Facebook page. Physicists Andrew Steiner and Jun Han will discuss neutron stars, the second most compact objects in the universe.
Zachary Ogburn, a second year chemistry graduate student, has developed a novel approach to monitor how microscopic algae adapt—a step that could help improve the marine environment.
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.
WBIR-TV Channel 10 highlighted UT’s AustenFest, a three-day celebration of the work of 18th-century author Jane Austen. The event runs through Friday.
A documentary detailing the UT Chamber Singers’ 2015 England Cathedral Residency will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9.