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New NSF Award Supports Continued Operations at JICS

The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences, a partnership between UT and ORNL, has received $3 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation to continue to provide advanced computing resources through July 2016.

Campus Notes: News from Our Departments

Thirteen law enforcement agencies from across the United States will participate in a five-day outdoor recovery course at the Forensic Anthropology Center from June 8 to 12.

Communicator and Advocate Honored with Accomplished Alumni Award

Wendell Potter, a veteran journalist, public relations executive, author, and advocate for health care and insurance reform, received an Accomplished Alumni award yesterday. The 1973 journalism graduate was honored by UT with the award. The Accomplished Alumni program recognizes notable alumni.

Cheek Signs Letter Urging Obama, Congress to Close Innovation Gap

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has joined 193 other US university leaders in signing a letter that urges President Barack Obama and members of Congress to close an “innovation deficit” by improving funding for scientific research and education. “At UT, we are doing great research that impacts people’s lives—but we could be doing so much more,” Cheek said. “Additional funding for research is directly linked to problem solving and job creation.”

Repairs Continue to Andy Holt Tower

Andy Holt Tower repairs

Scaffolding is in place and work is underway to repair the exterior of Andy Holt Tower. The work is expected to be complete by late spring 2014.

Renovations Continue to Dougherty

The university is upgrading the Nathan W. Dougherty Engineering Building to improve safety and provide a series of modern instructional and research laboratories. The building will remain open while the work continues.