Faculty & Staff News

Telling Stories in a Tennessee Coal Town

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Professor Rob Heller is featured in The New York Times for his photography class, which has turned into a twenty-two-year project documenting the town of LaFollette, Tennessee. There wasn’t much of a photography program when Heller arrived at the university. A few of his students became professional photographers, but he worked hard to teach them how to see and tell stories.

Professor Researches Rare Rock with 30,000 Diamonds

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Diamonds are beautiful and enigmatic. Though chemical reactions that create the highly coveted sparkles still remain a mystery, a professor at UT is studying a rare rock covered in diamonds that may hold clues to the gem’s origins.

Enhanced Effort Certification Reporting Interface

Monthly employees who are paid on sponsored projects are required to certify their effort, either through IRIS or the web application. An improved interface will soon be available for persons who certify their effort on the web.

UTPD to Hold Annual Employee Awards Ceremony Friday

The UT Police Department will hold its annual employee awards Friday, December 19, to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The media is invited to attend the event.