Research News

Lyons and Fox are Quest Scholars of the Week


Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Art
, and Diane Fox, senior lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design, are featured in an exhibition Connections: Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons at the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, through January 15.

Did Dust Bowl’s Ravages End in the 1940s? New Study Says No

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A recent study led by the UT Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation’s soil, even potentially altering history books. The paper, soon-to-be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences, focuses on modeling carbon budgets in agricultural areas.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: MBA Innovation in Practice Course

Every first-year, full-time student in the MBA program is required to complete Innovation in Practice, a service-learning capstone course in partnership with a local nonprofit organization. This program is an outgrowth of work that UT MBA students have been doing with nonprofits since 2004, and involves up to ten faculty and seventy students every year.

Breakthrough Involving Students Could Alter Tech, Mining Worlds

A trio of students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently got the chance to work with scientists from around the country on a process that might make it easier and less expensive to obtain rare earth elements.

Archaeology Lecture Series Explores Roman Fort in Israel October 27

Gwyn Davies, an expert on Roman siege warfare, will discuss the Roman fort of Yotvata during a lecture on Tuesday, October 27. Davies, an associate professor of history at Florida International University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the McClung Museum.

Sanders to Deliver Presentation on Modernized Smart Grid


The College of Engineering’s third Distinguished Lecture Series event of the fall takes place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, as the college welcomes William Sanders for his presentation “Challenges and Approaches for a Trustworthy Power Grid Cyber Infrastructure.”