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.”
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.
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.
Dr. Thomas C. Namey, professor of medicine and exercise science at UT’s Graduate School of Medicine and physician at UT Medical Center, has spent several years studying the effects of low testosterone levels in men. He will talk about the perceptions and misconceptions of the condition at the Science Forum on Friday, February 8.
A series of workshops that provide faculty, students, and community members with tools to start and grow their own businesses kicks off February 5 at UT.
As classes resume this spring, you will see some big changes in the lighting in four campus buildings. As part of a comprehensive energy conservation project, work is under way in the Jane and David Bailey Education Complex; the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building; the Student Services Building; and the Communications Building. Old fixtures are being replaced with energy-efficient lights, manual switches are being replaced with on-off sensors, and other upgrades are being done.
As the new year gets under way, take a look back at our most popular stories from 2012, based upon the number of people of viewed the story. The Today show broadcast live from Ayres Hall, Volunteers competed in the London Olympics, Lady Vols Legend Pat Summitt stepped down, and our campus landscape saw several changes. 2012 was an exciting year in Big Orange country. What could be in store for 2013?
With the start of spring semester just days away, several campus area roads have reopened to traffic. However, other campus roads and sidewalks remain partially or completely closed.
UT will host a live webcast and question-and-answer session with Gary F. Locke, US ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, to discuss US-China relations on Monday, October 29. The event, “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” is part of a national day of programming on China involving sixty cities throughout the United States.
Service improvements on the Neyland Express T route take effect Friday, August 31, and will result in shorter travel times and less waiting between buses. The major changes involve the end of the route detour, the addition of another bus, and service to the agriculture campus going to and from the main campus.