Faculty & Staff News

Jill Mikucki’s Antarctica study in the news

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Jill Mikucki, a microbiology assistant professor, was part of a team that detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system called SkyTEM. The hidden interconnected lakes could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. They also may provide the basis for future exploration of a subsurface habitat

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Facilities Services to Move to Sutherland Avenue in 2016

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An industrial complex at 2000 Sutherland Avenue will serve as the future home for the UT Facilities Services department. Formerly the site of Southeast Precast Corporation, and before that the Gray Knox Marble Company, the property’s 91,000-square-foot plant structure will house offices, warehouse space, workshops, and labs.

Rivkin Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

College of Law Professor Dean Rivkin spoke before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 22, about whether states have been allowed to take juvenile-justice grant money while violating laws against jailing kids for minor infractions.

Terry Hazen Discusses Gulf Recovery on WBIR

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Terry Hazen, Governor’s Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was interviewed last week on WBIR-TV. Hazen discussed research he has done into environmental recovery in the time since the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

UT Students Encouraged to Enter ‘The Next MacGyver’ Contest

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The 1980s television program MacGyver sparked interest in science. The National Academy of Engineering is hoping it can serve as inspiration to a new generation, and is sponsoring a contest for ideas for a show that would feature a female engineer in the lead role. UT students—male or female, engineer or not—are encouraged to enter.