UT’s College of Engineering once again received some of President Barack Obama’s attention as the White House announced the start of the National Week of Making on Friday by spotlighting a select group of institutions.
A UT study on how trees affect water runoff in urban areas is fully under way, thanks in part to students at West High School in Knoxville.
For most kids, summer means a break from structured learning. But for a group of middle- and high school students, summer is the perfect time to learn all about robotics, design, and computing.
The position of UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as leaders in the manufacturing revolution has taken another bold step forward with the hiring of Uday Vaidya as the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing.
R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.
Knoxville-area faculty and staff are invited to join UT President Joe DiPietro for an ice cream social from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the UT Gardens.
The Office of Communications and Marketing won six awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association.
A trio of UT faculty members was recently awarded more than $2 million by the US Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs for their respective research projects.
The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children’s lack of interest in physical activity, but a UT study recently published in the “Games for Health Journal” suggests that active video games may actually be a source of moderate or intense physical activity in children five to eight years old.
Kelly Thomas, a tuba professor in the School of Music, passed away unexpectedly Sunday night. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:30 p.m. this Friday with the funeral immediately following at Clearwater Baptist Church, 964 County Road 180 in Athens, Tennessee. The burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Thomas was appointed tuba/euphonium instructor at UT in 2014.