Associate Dean of Libraries Holly Mercer will participate in the 2016-17 Leadership Fellows program sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries. Mercer is associate dean for research and scholarly communication and director of Newfound Press at UT. She is one of twenty-eight fellows selected from a pool of university professionals in the US and Canada.
The work of Michael Burnette, associate director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, was recently cited in a Forbes article about “platforming.”
UT Advocacy is the official grassroots legislative advocacy network of the University of Tennessee System.
The Washington Post Magazine published a graphic that pinpoints many places in the United States that have streets named for Martin Luther King Jr. The outlet used the research of Derek Alderman, professor and head of the Department of Geography.
The Center for Student Engagement has established a potential student organization advisor interest form to help student organizations who may be in need of a student organization advisor. Potential advisors must be faculty, staff, or graduate students employed by the university.
In the ten years since its founding, the Scintillation Materials Research Center in UT’s College of Engineering has become one of the world’s leading centers for the discovery, development, and application of scintillators—materials that emit light when in the presence of radiation, providing a valuable detection method.
The letters of James K. Polk offer a glimpse into the proceedings of one of the most significant yet least-known US presidents, during whose term the country increased in geographical size by one-third. The public can now access thirty years of Polk’s writings due to the online publication of all twelve volumes of the Correspondence of James K. Polk series.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering welcomed Richard Wood as a full-time professor in January. Wood recently retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he held a joint appointment with UT.
With the spring semester now off and running, plans for Faculty Appreciation Week 2016 are in the works.
UT employees are being offered free admission to Knoxville’s Healthy Living Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23.