Faculty & Staff News

Science Forum to Discuss the Quest for Clean Water through Desalination

Shannon Mahurin, staff scientist for the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss issues in water supply and how new materials could improve the desalination process for future needs at this week’s Science Forum. His talk, “Desalination: The Quest for Clean Water,” will be held at noon on Friday, October 2, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Proposals Sought for Spring 2016 FYS 129 Freshman Seminars

First-Year Studies is now accepting proposals for 129 Freshman Seminars to be offered during the spring 2016 semester. These seminars are designed to connect students with UT faculty through an engaging topic early in their academic career.

Lebeis is Quest Scholar of the Week


Sarah Lebeis, assistant professor of microbiology, works on plant-microbe interactions and plant innate immunity. Recently an article she wrote was accepted for publication in Science, a leading journal for scientific publication. Quest, the campus’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Lebeis as its Scholar of the Week.