Faculty & Staff News

Sections of Campus Greenways to Close This Summer

Sections of two City of Knoxville greenways that run through campus will be closed this summer as the Knoxville Utilities Board upgrades the area’s natural gas distribution system.

Advanced Composites Expert Named Newest UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair

Uday Vaidya

The position of UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as leaders in the manufacturing revolution has taken another bold step forward with the hiring of Uday Vaidya as the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing.

In the News: Anthropology Research Facility’s Outdoor Recovery Course

Twenty-four law enforcement personnel from thirteen agencies across the United States are taking part in a five-day outdoor recovery course this week at the Anthropology Research Facility. They are recovering human remains and learning how to obtain evidence from decomposed and buried bodies. The training will better prepare them for the range and variation of homicide scenes

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R. J. Hinde Appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

RJ Hinde

R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.

Study Compares Active Video Gaming to Unstructured Outdoor Play

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The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children’s lack of interest in physical activity, but a UT study recently published in the “Games for Health Journal” suggests that active video games may actually be a source of moderate or intense physical activity in children five to eight years old.