The nighttime safety of drivers and passengers on Tennessee’s highways could soon be greatly improved thanks to a new research project through the Center for Transportation Research. The high number of injuries and deaths from traffic incidents prompted agencies such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations to recognize their epidemic proportion.
Misty Anderson, an English and theatre professor, will be speaking at this week’s Pregame Showcase on “Methodism and Eighteenth-Century Theatre.” This week’s showcase will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, two hours before the Vols’ home game against the Florida Gators.
At the beginning of the age of dinosaurs, gigantic reptiles—distant relatives of modern crocodiles—ruled the earth. Some lived on land and others in water and it was thought they didn’t much interact. But a tooth found by a UT researcher in the thigh of one of these ancient animals is challenging this belief.
Charles F. McMillan, nuclear physicist and director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, will give the Baker Center’s annual Distinguished Global Security Lecture on October 1 at UT. McMillan will speak on “The Timeline of Technology.” The event is free and open to the public.
RJ Mitte, a young actor known for his role on AMC’s hit television series Breaking Bad, will visit UT on Thursday, October 2, as a part of UT’s third annual Disability Week.
The graduate supply chain program is ranked third in the United States, according to a report from a leading industry company.
Irish tunes and hot Latin beats are on tap for the next faculty chamber series concert at UT on Sunday, October 5. More than a dozen UT School of Music faculty will showcase their talents during the 3:00 p.m. event.
UT’s Baker Center will host a talk October 3 by alumnus Bill Haltom, a Memphis lawyer and author of a newly published book about Senator Baker.
More jobs. An unemployment rate that’s trending down. Increasing personal income. Thanks to these gains, there is a positive ring to this fall’s Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook report prepared by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research. “Tennessee’s economic outlook is very similar to the national outlook, with moderate to strong growth expected for the second half of the year and a continuation of growth through 2015,” said Matt Murray, associate director of CBER, who directed the report.
For more than two decades Professor Rob Heller has been taking his advanced photojournalism students to LaFollette to photograph life in the small East Tennessee town.