Faculty & Staff News

UT Welcomes Fans to South Carolina Game Saturday

Neyland Stadium's Empty Seats. Photography by FJ Gaylor Photography.

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against University of South Carolina. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Gamecocks. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.

North Texas ‘Mean Green’ Meets Rocky Top During Homecoming

This year, thousands of students, alumni, faculty, and staff will show their Volunteer spirit during Homecoming, scheduled for November 8–14. The Vols will take on the University of North Texas at noon Saturday, November 14, in Neyland Stadium.

Mortar Board Honor Society Seeking Advisor

Mortar Board, a senior honor society, is currently searching for an advisor. Each year, the organization has around forty or fifty members with a new group of members selected during the end of the spring semester.

UT-ORNL Study: Calcium-48’s ‘Neutron Skin’ Thinner Than Previously Thought


An international team led by joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory faculty used America’s most powerful supercomputer, Titan, to calculate the neutron distribution and related observables of calcium-48, an isotope with an atomic nucleus consisting of twenty protons and twenty-eight neutrons. Computing the nucleus revealed that the difference between the radii of neutron and proton distributions—called the “neutron skin”—is considerably smaller than previously thought.

Eda is Quest Scholar of the Week


Shigetoshi Eda, associate professor in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries, studies immunology and diagnosis of an infectious disease in animals, called Johne’s disease.

Facilities Services Hosts Plumbing Workshop


Want to learn how to tackle plumbing projects and repairs at home? Facilities Services will host a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: DIY Plumbing Essentials,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, in the International House Great Room.

Facilities Services Honors McCarter, Waggoner

chuckthompson award

UT Facilities Services has announced the winners of the 2015 Chuck Thompson Outstanding Employee Awards. The recipients of the seventeenth annual awards are IT Technologist Jim McCarter and Zone Maintenance Foreman Johnny Waggoner.