The Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research is partnering with Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to research the effectiveness of initiatives developed under the state’s “Drive to 55” campaign.
A new state law will enhance access to UT for military veterans, service members, and their dependents. The law waives out-of-state tuition and fees for military veterans, service members, and their dependents who are living in Tennessee and enrolled in any of the state’s colleges or universities using veterans’ educational benefits, regardless of their home of record.
UT has been rated one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” schools by the Fiske Guide, which rates more than 300 universities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
A team from the Tickle College of Engineering is continuing its work with Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Friends of the Smokies to redesign and manufacture its visitor donation boxes. Friends of the Smokies asked the college to help solve a critical problem: how to design and produce a more durable and secure collection box, as vandals have targeted the boxes in the past.
A UT nursing professor hopes to bring the abstract world of health-care issues, coverage, and policy to the public in easy-to-understand digests with a newly launched series on WUOT called HealthConnections.
Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition assembled the fleet for a public showcase outside Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.
The Air Quality and Climate Group in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering recently found a way to speed up modeling of earth systems.
Plant diseases pose a serious threat to global food security, especially in developing countries, where millions of people depend on consuming what they harvest. In sub-Saharan Africa, one plant disease in particular – maize lethal necrosis – is ravaging one of the region’s preferred crops for food, feed and income. A team of researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), based at UT, has used mathematical modeling to better understand the dynamics of the disease and how to manage it.
Chancellor Beverly Davenport was invited to participate in a panel assembled by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to discuss free speech and student activism on college campuses.
On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.