With summer break officially under way, kids have plenty of time to read. And when it comes to kids’ summer reading selections, experts say anything from classic stories to graphic novels to comic books makes the grade. “Let kids choose what they want to read,” says Anne McGill-Franzen, professor of education. “It’s okay to utilize
This week’s featured partnership is the Forensic Anthropology Center, which offers training to law enforcement, as well as assistance with identification of remains, at the world’s first natural outdoor lab developed for forensic studies. Center members also work on international recovery efforts and teach in the National Forensic Academy, a training program in evidence identification, collection, and preservation.
The expansion of Volkswagen’s Chattanooga manufacturing facility to produce a new midsize sport utility vehicle could add about 9,800 jobs to the Tennessee economy, according to a UT study released today.
Four students from the College of Architecture and Design were among the first to win a new national award for green building design from the American Institute of Architects. Two student teams won the inaugural American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment awards, a partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
WJ Julian, one of the most innovative leaders of the UT Pride of the Southland Band, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his family. He was ninety-two. Julian led the band for more than thirty years. He was dedicated to a standard of excellence that became a trademark of the band during numerous presidential inaugurations and bowl game appearances. The band’s performance has become legendary in Knoxville and throughout the world of college football.
The Center for Transportation Research is helping launch a Knox County–wide outreach program, the Knoxville Area Scavenger Hunt, to help encourage middle and high school students in the area to learn more about and better use public transportation.
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.
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.