‘Tis the season to be grateful. And being grateful for what you have may be the key to happiness, according to research by a UT professor. Jeff Larsen, associate professor of psychology, investigated whether the maxim “it’s more important to want what you have than to have what you want” is true.
The College of Law launched a new institute this month to help students and recent graduates prepare for leadership roles in their careers.
A student startup company focused on developing innovative high-performance plastic and rubber materials has won this semester’s Vol Court competition.
The Peace Corps announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in partnership with UT. The program will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.
Endemic species are often endangered, and a UT study finds that saving them is more important to biodiversity than previously thought.
UT’s Innovative Computing Laboratory received even more acclaim recently as software giant Intel named it the latest Intel Parallel Computing Center.
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a horror-ably good time to talk about being frightened. UT Graduate Teaching Associate Jeremy Locke gets to do that four times a week, as part of his job. Locke teaches Inquiry Into Horror, a section of English 102, a general education course that focuses on intensive research and writing. As a PhD student, Locke is intrigued by the links between horror novels and historically great literature.
Stefan Spanier, physics professor at UT, will talk about the European Council for Nuclear Research’s study on matter at this week’s Science Forum on Friday, October 31.
International award-winning pianist Alec Chien will perform at UT on Thursday, November 6.
The Haslam College of Business is one of the nation’s outstanding business schools, according to the 2015 rankings compiled by the Princeton Review.