One of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine. Proposed as a nod to researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and UT who helped confirm its existence, element 117 would be only the second to be named for a state. Since the name Tennessee has its origins in the name of the Cherokee village of Tanasi, it also becomes the first element with Native American roots.
Mark Whorton has been named the new executive director of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma.
The Central Program Council is now the Campus Events Board, the Center for Student Engagement announced earlier this week.
The Haslam College of Business will host its Innovations in Data-Rich Environments Research Workshop from Wednesday to Friday, June 8-10.
Tennessee Athletics generates $463.9 million annually in overall economic impact for the state and $618.3 million for Knox County, according to a recent report issued by Tripp Umbach.
The Center for Career Development and Student Government Association are teaming up to provide a professional clothing closet for students going on job interviews and to career fairs.
An information session for UT’s Professional MBA program will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, in 601 Haslam Business Building.
Kenneth James Monty, founding head of the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, passed away May 23. He was 85.
Dwayne Savage, who served as professor and head of the Department of Microbiology, passed away May 17. He was 81.
A new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) finds that developing shale gas wells that have less impact on the environment, at least at the surface, is not as costly as presumed.