The UT chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students will host the largest architecture student conference of the year in Nashville this winter. Registration is now open for the AIAS Forum, which will be held December 29 through January 1.
Before Fort Sanders was a densely populated neighborhood and restaurant and retail hub, it was known for the bitter clash between Confederate and Union soldiers with the South unsuccessfully trying to siege Knoxville. An effort by researchers at UT Knoxville will make sure this important piece of history does not forever fade into the metropolis.
UT has received another boost to its efforts to preserve state history. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $345,000 to the UT Libraries for phase three of the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project.
Museum lovers, families, and other community members are invited to explore and enjoy a variety of free exhibit-related events this month at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The activities are planned in connection with the temporary exhibit “The Collector’s Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum,” which explores paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the museum’s permanent collections.
A UT center dedicated to construction safety research to reduce injuries and fatalities has received $20,000 to further its work. The UT Construction Industry Research and Policy Center recently received the gift from Amerisure Insurance Company. The center is based in the College of Business Administration. Amerisure provides workers’ compensation and general liability insurance for many construction contractors.
The university raised nearly $131 million in private support from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations in fiscal year 2014, marking a 40 percent increase over last year’s total.
Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation has announced the formation of the AMS Nuclear Engineering Graduate Fellowship UT, with Maryville native Vic Lollar the first recipient. Lollar’s research in graduate school will be directed toward nuclear power plant instrumentation and control, as well as monitoring issues.
For their ideas in answering a challenge issued by the US Department of Agriculture, a team lead by UT was recently awarded a federal grant of more than $200,000. The project, “Storm Water Goes Green: Investigating the Benefit and Health of Urban Trees in Green Infrastructure Installations,” is a multidisciplinary effort coordinated with North Carolina State University to study the impact of trees on storm water management.
Outside risks can stretch supply chains’ capabilities to the breaking point, but executives who run them often fail to develop risk contingency plans, according to a new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute.
For years, a graduate student has raised awareness through his research about the use of pain pills among college athletes and offered suggestions for how to address and prevent the addiction. Marcus Amos will present his work this week during an international conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.