Research News

Carnegie Foundation President to Deliver Lecture October 6


Anthony Bryk, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is serving as the 2015 Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecturer at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, at the Crown Plaza, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive.

Lebeis is Quest Scholar of the Week


Sarah Lebeis, assistant professor of microbiology, works on plant-microbe interactions and plant innate immunity. Recently an article she wrote was accepted for publication in Science, a leading journal for scientific publication. Quest, the campus’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Lebeis as its Scholar of the Week.

UT Helps Design 3-D-Printed Sustainable Building Powered by a Vehicle

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The College of Architecture and Design joined project leader Oak Ridge National Laboratory and close to 20 industry partners Wednesday to unveil a 3-D-printed building and vehicle that produce and share energy. The shared energy system—Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy, or AMIE—demonstrates the integration of generating, using, and storing electrical power. Both the building and vehicle were built using the additive manufacturing process of 3-D printing.

Century of Cities: Creating a Comprehensive Sustainable Approach to Urban Design

In an article for Quest, Philip Enquist, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments, explains how the principles of biophilia inform an innovative approach to architecture and sustainable growth. Biologist Edward O. Wilson coined the term that means “the urge humans have to affiliate with other forms of life.” The idea fosters thoughtful design to keep humans close to nature.

Science Forum to Discuss Saving the Migrating Monarch

Wanda DeWaard, environmental educator at Earth Kin, will discuss how citizen science can help save the save the monarch at this week’s Science Forum. Her talk, “The Mystery and Magic of Monarch Butterflies,” will be held at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday, September 25.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Centro Hispano and UT

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Centro Hispano de East Tennessee is a community center developed by the Latino Task Force and its umbrella organization, the Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee, and serves as a gathering place for the growing Hispanic population in our community. A broad-reaching partnership connects Centro Hispano with their roles as socially responsible citizens in an increasingly bilingual country.

Hay’s Infant Language Development Study in the News

Jessica Hay, an assistant professor of psychology and director of UT’s Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, has received a five-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how infants acquire language. The Associated Press and several media outlets featured the news including WATE-TV, the San Francisco Chronicle, Columbus, Indiana-based The Republic, WDEF in Chattanooga, and Nashville-based WSMV-TV.

College of Engineering Kicks Off Fall Distinguished Lecture Series


The College of Engineering begins its fall slate of honored speakers, as the University of Pennsylvania’s Katherine Kuchenbecker joins the Distinguished Lecture Series for her talk on “Tactile Feedback for Telerobotic Surgery.” Kuchenbecker, an Associate Professor in Penn’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics with a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer and

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