Tony Mezzacappa, director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), is hosting a series of campus sessions this semester to share how JICS resources and expertise can assist with research in a wide variety of fields.
Service Learning in UT’s public relations capstone class provides students with hands-on learning experience developing and planning a communication campaign. In the public library service learning course, students partner with public libraries and other agencies to develop community-based projects.
A new study from the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy indicates that the gap between government fuel economy estimates and what consumers are reporting has increased for recent model year vehicles.
Christian Vossler is a professor and Robert Bohm Scholar in the Department of Economics.
“We all respond to stress in different ways. Some get headaches. Some get heart disease. But the underlying mechanisms for the basis of this variation is not fully understood,” Sahba Seddighi told Quest magazine last October. A senior in the College Scholars Program, she studies neuroplasticity—how the brain changes as a result of life experiences. >> Video
Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of psychology, recently published a study showing that Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, which could end up having a negative effect on native species. Several publications featured the work.
The College of Nursing Community Health Fairs have changed locations and themes over the years to reflect shifting community needs. The fairs provide an opportunity for nursing students to gain valuable community experience while providing both university and community members with personal health information and numerous screenings.
Students with a penchant for tinkering have an opportunity to shine thanks to Tech Carnivol, a new event to be held during Engineer’s Day on October 22.
A research team including faculty and students from the College of Engineering and the Electric Power Research Institute has been selected as a finalist for the Little Box Challenge.
Shannon Mahurin, staff scientist for the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss issues in water supply and how new materials could improve the desalination process for future needs at this week’s Science Forum. His talk, “Desalination: The Quest for Clean Water,” will be held at noon on Friday, October 2, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.