A UT Knoxville accounting professor testified before US Congress last week about regulatory initiatives being considered by several federal agencies and corporations. Joseph Carcello appeared before the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises subcommittee of the Financial Services Committee in the United States House of Representatives.
Area teen girls are invited to the screening and discussion of “Miss Representation,” a documentary film that links the media’s portrayal of women to the dearth of women in leadership positions. Screening will take place at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, in the Hidges Library. Guided group discussions will take place at 5:30 p.m.
Time magazine interviewed Chris Cherry, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, about his study which discovered that the use of electric vehicles may not be as clean as originally thought, particularly in the world’s most populated country, China.
Bank of America procurement cards have arrived and must be picked up by Monday, February 13. During the transition from the current provider to BOA there are some items of which card users must be aware. For more information call 974-3086.
Hundreds of well-wishers lined up in front of Neyland Stadium Tuesday to congratulate Daniel and Mandy Watson, the Knoxville couple selected to receive a new home courtesy of the ABC-TV program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” A mini-parade in the Watsons’ honor ran along Phillip Fulmer Way in front of the stadium.
The UT Police Department held a special award ceremony in December honoring some of its best officers of 2011. Officers nominated by fellow staff members received honors such as supervisor of the year, officer of the year, non-commissioned staff member of the year, and the community service award.
From crafting your own wrapping paper to skipping gifts all together, Aly Chapman from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Gordie Bennett from the Office of Sustainability offer tips to help lessen your holiday’s impact on the environment.
This article in Live Science highlights the research of Mingjun Zhang, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. Zhang is exploring nanoparticles in English ivy and in the sundew plant, looking for ways use nature’s engineering to advance technology.
Competition begins today for Team Living Light, UT’s student team competing in the Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. You can help Team Living Light by voting for them in the People’s Choice category. Online voting begins at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow at http://www.solardecathlon.gov.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sally McMillan reminds faculty that October 1 is the deadline for ordering reading materials for spring semester courses.