When the next generation of high performance computing comes to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT’s physicists will be working on the first projects that put its power to work.
A genus of emerging pathogens Ranavirus is thought to be the potential new culprit causing the decline and extinction of amphibians around the world. A new book by a UT professor provides insight on the viruses and guidance on urgent research directions to address them.
The pedestrian bridge connecting the Eleventh Street Garage to the Hill will be closed starting Monday, June 1, for rust removal and repainting.
UT faculty member Andrew Steen will travel to Pennsylvania this month to continue a research project that allows inner-city New Jersey teens to experience hands-on science. This is the third year of the project, which started when Steen learned from a friend—Patrick Murray, a teacher at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey—about
Steve Inskeep, an anchor of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, will speak at the Bijou Theatre on Tuesday, June 2. The campus community is invited to the 7:00 p.m. event downtown.
In a New York Times review of Margaret Lazarus Dean’s “wonderfully evocative new book ‘Leaving Orbit,’” reviewer Michiko Kakutani describes the associate professor of English’s chronicle of “the beauty and the strangeness in the last days of American spaceflight, in the last moments of something that used to be cited as what makes America great” as a “heartfelt paean to, and elegy for, a remarkable collective undertaking. She captures both the science and poetry of NASA’s missions, and the romance of space travel.”
The US Department of Energy has named Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner for 2014. Given by the DOE in recognition of research supporting science, energy, or national security, it is considered the highest achievement that a midcareer researcher can receive.
Two of the driving forces behind the College of Law’s Education Law Practicum were recently honored by the disABILITY Resource Center for their work in the community.
Wes Hines, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
A leading center at UT will soon have a new director: accomplished faculty member Terry Hazen is taking the helm at the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment.