Faculty & Staff News

McClung Museum to Host Free Family Fun Day, Stroller Tour in December

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will focus on its collection of bird prints during December with a Family Fun Day December 10 and a Stroller Tour December 12. The museum will feature works from its John James Audubon print collection to highlight winter birds in Tennessee during this programming.

Student Tests HoloLens for NASA, Gets Closer Look at Mars Surface

Rachel Kronyak holds a Lego version she built of the Mars rover Curiosity. To the left is a printed selfie taken by the rover.

Every day, Rachel Kronyak walks around the surface of the planet Mars, examining a rock or getting a closer look at a butte framing the horizon. A doctoral student in geology at UT, Kronyak is among a small set of research scientists worldwide testing the use of an augmented reality headset to see how it can help NASA determine whether Mars could support life.

Keep Your Belongings Safe During Winter Break

The UT Police Department wishes you a safe and enjoyable holiday season during the upcoming winter break. During the break, campus and surrounding areas will be quiet with students, faculty, and staff leaving for the holidays. The change in campus activity affects how you need to think about safety.

Grissino-Mayer Talks with CNN, other Media Outlets about Wildfires

Henri Grissino-Mayer

Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor of geography, has spoken to multiple media outlets this week after wildfires caused devastation around the Gatlinburg area. He has explained the natural history of forest fires, saying it has always been a matter of when – not if – such events would occur.

Recent Grad Miranda Gottlieb Named a Schwarzman Scholar

Miranda Gottlieb

Miranda Gottlieb, who graduated from UT last spring, has been named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in China. She is the first UT student to be selected for the program, which launched in 2015.

MicNite Videos Now Posted for Viewing

Did you miss this fall’s Mic/Nite? The presentations are now posted online. Mic/Nite is hosted twice a year by the Office of the Provost. It is a “Pecha-Kucha Powered” social gathering designed to enhance the intellectual, interdisciplinary, and cultural life of the faculty and staff at UT Knoxville. Presenters show and discuss 20 images for

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