For the second time this year, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is meeting with a group led by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, to address increasing college access for low-income students. The event is the White House’s second College Opportunity Day of Action and will build on efforts from the first summit, which was held in January. The meeting takes place at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov.
It’s the season for giving—and, as the holidays approach, we invite faculty and staff to share your stories of giving back.
Four student startup companies—from farm equipment to web design—have received a total of $32,500 to advance their businesses from the fall 2014 Boyd Venture Challenge.
The start of the holiday season includes a day for giving thanks, two days for seeking deals, and now a national day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back: Giving Tuesday. This Tuesday, December 2, UT is encouraging alumni and other donors to participate.
Before she died, Theresa and Raphael’s mother created a video message to comfort her children, remind them of her everlasting love, and assure them that everything is as it should be. Though her story is not real, it is the type of message a person dying of HIV/AIDS may want to leave behind. It is one of four digital stories created as a UT College of Nursing pilot research project. The goal is to create a tool that can help persons with HIV/AIDS communicate their end-of-life and advanced care planning wishes.
One of humankind’s biggest technological steps was the ability to print words on paper. Now, thanks to UT College of Engineering assistant professor Anming Hu, it’s technology itself that is being printed. Hu, of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has researched a way to print circuits on paper, the main impact of which could be a decrease in cost and an increase in portability for any number of devices.
Architecture Professor John McRae was recently honored by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for helping students and architects alike define how to use the profession as service.
The phrase “cloaked in secrecy” can often be used to describe research projects, but thanks to breakthroughs in the College of Engineering, optical cloaking is no longer just the domain of science fiction.
Students might be heading home for the winter break in a couple of weeks, but UT will still have plenty of events and activities to enjoy during the holiday season.
During the past thirty-five years, about 3,500 students have participated in the Educational Advancement Program at UT.