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Baker Center Releases Paper on Future of Roadway Funding


Tennessee spends less on a per capita basis than almost any other state on its highways and roads yet enjoys roadways that are better than those in most states. But according to a new paper produced by researchers at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, roadway quality is now at risk unless new funding is found.

Haslam College of Business Students to Study in Cuba

In December, UT’s Haslam College of Business will take eighteen first-year business students to study abroad in Cuba. The program, led by George Drinnon and Andrew Seidler in the college’s undergraduate programs office, will take place in Havana December 11–19.

College of Nursing Receives Reaccreditation

UT’s College of Nursing received the maximum ten years of continuing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education following an extensive self-study and March accreditation visit.

National Science Foundation Selects Trinh for CAREER Award

Cong Trinh150

Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UT, has become a nationally recognized researcher for his work on bioengineering processes capable of turning waste products into commercial goods.

UT’s Wilhelm Named Fellow of Aquatic Science Organization

Steven Wilhelm

A prestigious aquatic science organization has appointed a UT microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm as one of its fellows. Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor in the Department of Microbiology, is part of the inaugural class of sustaining fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

China Again Holds Top Spot, Increases Presence on Supercomputing List

China increasingly has the world’s most powerful supercomputers, while the United States continues its recent trend of decreasing prominence in development of such systems. That’s one takeaway from the latest TOP500 list, the forty-sixth such worldwide ranking of systems, led in part by UT’s Jack Dongarra.