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UT Study Shows Virus Infection May be Linked to Toledo Water Crisis

In August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio’s water supply, leaving half a million residents without potable water for more than two days. A new study co-authored by UT researchers shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more stringent monitoring of water supplies.

News Sentinel, WBIR Feature Grissino-Mayer at Gatlinburg Wildfire City Hall Event

Dozens of Gatlinburg residents, many of them wearing matching t-shirts that read “Gatlinburg wildfire survivors,” crowded into city hall Tuesday night to voice concerns and complaints related to the November Sevier County wildfires and how they’ve been handled by the city. Among the voices heard Tuesday was Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor in the Department of Geography, who

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UT Scientists Discover New Hidden World of Giant Viruses in Seawater

An international team of researchers including UT faculty has discovered a hidden world of giant viruses within a teaspoon of seawater. The findings could help scientists directly examine the genetic potential of a virus without first having to grow it in a lab.

Impact of New UT-ORNL Big Data Doctorate to Be Felt Across State

A doctoral program in big data run jointly by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory got final clearance last week and is now the only big data doctorate in the country pairing a university and national lab. It will be housed under the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.