As President’s Day approaches, UT Journalism Professor Michael Martinez is busy studying US commanders-in-chief through the lens of the White House photographers. Martinez is working on a book looking at the public’s memory of US presidents as portrayed through these photographs.
Turns out we may have more in common with crocodiles than we’d ever dream. According to research by a UT psychology professor, crocodiles think surfing waves, playing ball, and going on piggyback rides are fun, too.
As the detailed study of best practices within manufacturing has become more commonplace in recent years, the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT has stepped to the forefront as a well-respected hub of learning. The center has signed about 55 corporate partners and will host its nineteenth annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, MARCON, February 23–26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
The College of Engineering’s Alexander Papandrew and Gerd Duscher are part of a broader Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team that recently received a $2.75 million Department of Energy grant for work on improving fuel cells, $1.4 million of which went to their project.
Two professors who have advanced social good and welfare through their work have been honored by the Society for Social Work and Research. Bill Nugent and John Orme, both faculty members in the UT College of Social Work, are 2015 fellows of the national organization.
Lower unemployment rates, falling gas prices, and increased consumer confidence position the national and Tennessee economies for continued recovery and strong growth in 2015 and beyond.
The role of UT’s College of Engineering as a leader in advanced materials research got yet another boost recently as Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, or LIFT, officially opened its headquarters.
The Haslam College of Business, in partnership with the UT Office of Research and Engagement, has launched a new institute to better organize and build aerospace- and defense-related research, education, and training.
The coverage of living corals on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef could decline to less than ten percent if ocean warming continues, according to a new study that explores the short- and long-term consequences of environmental changes to the reef. The study was done by an international team of ecologists at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at UT.
The Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments, a partnership between UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, will host three lectures this spring.