Five years ago, as a US Navy petty officer on the USS Bainbridge, Melina Gardner—now a UT senior in sociology—found herself in the middle of a four-day standoff between the Navy and Somali pirates during the now-famous rescue of the ship’s captain Richard Phillips. As Veterans Day approaches, Gardner reflects on her experiences and how she now helps other veterans in the university’s Office of Veterans Affairs.
The study of the properties of boundaries between different materials—something that could one day change the world of electronics—is getting a boost from research being done by scientists in UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Jillian Paciello has been named the university’s Clery Act compliance coordinator. Paciello, formerly the records manager for the UT Police Department, will monitor and ensure Clery Act compliance at the university.
UT Knoxville’s Ready for the World Cafe will take diners on culinary adventures to Japan and Thailand on Thursday, November 13, and Thursday, November 20.
Tennessee veterans who have died in the line of duty since the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be honored when UT participates in its fourth annual National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call on Tuesday, November 11.
Audris Mockus, whose research focuses on analyzing programming steps leading to problems in computer software—known as digital archaeology—has been named the new Harlan Mills Chair of Software Engineering at UT.
As we learn more about climate change, we learn more about human history. Nicola Di Cosmo, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will talk about this link at the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture, 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, in Room 1210 of the McClung Tower.
Omer Onar, an Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow at ORNL, will talk about the world’s first dynamic wireless charging system without coils at this week’s Science Forum.
A UT study finds that nonprofit organizations aiming to protect biodiversity show little evidence of responding to economic signals, which could limit the effectiveness of future conservation efforts.
The university has won a prestigious national honor for improving its retention and graduation rates. At its meeting this morning in Orlando, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities honored UT with its “Most Visible Progress” Trailblazer award. Now in its second year, the award encourages colleges and universities to make retention and graduation a high priority by rewarding and highlighting programs that work.