Research News

Recent Graduate Recognized in ‘Junior Nobel Prize’ Competition

A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the “junior Nobel Prize”—for his paper in the philosophy category. Duncan Cordry, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico, has been honored for his paper on whether people have free will and, in particular, what conditions they must meet in order to act freely.

Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tour of the Tennessee River

Image of the Tennessee River in Savannah, Tennessee, taken by the UT School of Landscape Architecture's drone during the 2016 river tour.

Four states, five days, 1,157 miles, and all the catfish they could eat. A dozen College of Architecture and Design students have completed their tour of the Tennessee River, but their work has just begun. They traveled along the Tennessee River through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky to understand the influences and impacts on the river system.

Leading Water Resource Expert Jerad Bales to Speak at UT

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Jerad Bales, one of the world’s leading water resource experts, will address growing concerns and issues related to water availability, challenges, and safety at at 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 26 in Room 410 of the John D. Tickle Engineering Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Science Forum: Terry Hazen to Discuss the Dynamics of Methane

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Professor Terry Hazen will present “Methane: The New Paradigm” at Friday’s Science Forum. His talk will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. His forty-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion. The Science Forum is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring their own

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UT Student Spent Summer Conducting Tests at Nuclear Sites in Pacific

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Nashville native Adam Stratz got to experience what might be considered an ideal summer vacation just before the start of the fall semester, spending eighteen days in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. However, his mission was anything but vacation. Stratz was the lone student taking part in a radiation survey of former United States atomic and thermonuclear test sites in the islands.

ACS: Tennessee Poverty Rates Decline, Median Income Rises

Tennessee was one of twenty-five states that saw a significant decline in its poverty rates, 1.6 percent, from 2014 to 2015, according to the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year estimates released today by the US Census Bureau.