Faculty & Staff News

Best of Both Worlds: Science of Metallic Glass Advances

How is it possible to take the best characteristics of metals and glasses and combine them into one super-strong yet easily malleable material? Takeshi Egami, UT-ORNL Distinguished Scientist and professor of materials science and engineering, knows the answer, because he’s been working on it for more than 45 years.

Professors Elected to Offices in Scientific Society

Scott Senseman, professor and head of UT’s Department of Plant Sciences, will serve as the Weed Science Society of America president-elect in 2017, and Larry Steckel, professor of plant sciences, will serve as vice-president.

Campus Road Closures Set for Spring Break

Traffic Cones

UT has scheduled several campus construction and repair projects to take place during spring break, March 13–17, when pedestrian and vehicle traffic are at reduced levels.

Make the Most of Your VolCard


Your VolCard is your passport to many things on campus. But you may not be aware of all the ways you can use your VolCard—and the perks you can receive by using your card—both on and off campus.

AgResearch Leaders Honored for Service

Two members of the AgResearch leadership team were recently honored at the annual Research Center Administrators Society meeting in Mobile, Alabama.

Reducing Your Risk of Illness

UT is working with the Knox County Health Department to determine the cause of a gastrointestinal illness that affected some members of the Phi Mu sorority over the weekend.