Research News

New Norris House Lands National Research Award

New Norris House

The New Norris House, a sustainable home and landscape designed by UT students and faculty has earned a national Honor Award for Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Microbiology Professor Steven Wilhelm Appointed Mossman Professor

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Steven Wilhelm, professor of microbiology, has been appointed Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor. The five-year appointment began August 1, 2014, and continues through the end of the 2018-19 academic year. The professorship in the College of Arts and Sciences was generously endowed in 2010 by alumni Kenneth and Blaire Mossman formerly of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Research Confirms Controversial Darwin Theory of Jump Dispersal

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Charles Darwin hypothesized that species could cross oceans and other vast distances on vegetation rafts, icebergs, or the plumage of birds. Though many were skeptical of Darwin’s idea, a new study suggests that he might have been correct.

College of Engineering, ORNL Team Up For Manufacturing Day

The strong link between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT will be on display Friday, as the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL welcomes UT students and faculty from the College of Engineering.

UT Awarded $1.2 Million for Traffic Safety Project by CDC

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.