Faculty & Staff News

Information Sciences Professor Dania Bilal Receives Google Research Award

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Dania Bilal, a professor of information sciences, has received a Google Research Award to further her work on how children read and assess the readability of Google’s search results pages. One of the goals of this research is to modify Google’s Reading Level measure. Bilal will receive $41,363 from Google.

Pregame Showcase Marks Twenty-Fifth Year with Diverse Topics, Noted Faculty

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It’s football time in Tennessee, and that means a new Pregame Showcase lineup. Now in its twenty-fifth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, before the Vols face the Utah State Aggies.

Professor’s Civil War Book Wins Critics Choice Award

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The Civil War changed a lot in America. Hundreds of thousands died. Millions of slaves were freed. And the country’s higher education system was transformed. A book by a UT history professor—which explores how the war reshaped colleges—is being honored with a prestigious book award.

Faculty Pub Dates for Fall 2014

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Make plans to attend the first Faculty Pub of the 2014-15 academic year on Friday, August 29, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bridgeview Grill on the third floor of the UT boathouse on Neyland Drive. Enjoy free appetizers, a cash bar, and a wonderful opportunity to interact with your fellow faculty. Parking will be available in the C-14 lot across from the boathouse building.

UT Recycling Expands to Fraternity Houses

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UT’s recycling program has expanded to fraternity housing. The initiative, which launched last week, provides recycling containers in and around houses on Fraternity Park Drive. These containers are for paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass, and plastics.

UT Research Uncovers Subglacial Life Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

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UT research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports microbial ecosystems.