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UTPD Honors Best Officers of 2011

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.

Live Science: The Nanotechology of Sundew and English Ivy

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.

Team Living Light Begins Competition Today

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.

UT Life of the Mind Panel Talk to Focus on Legality, Ethics, Research

“Legality and Ethics: Research and the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks at UTK” will be the topic of a Life of the Mind panel discussion on Thursday, September 8. The hour-long panel discussion, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be held in the Alumni Memorial Building auditorium.

Schumann and Pierce Receive the College of Business Administration’s Inaugural GLS North Star Award

David Schumann, Taylor Professor in Business, and Fred Pierce, director of undergraduate programs, have received the inaugural Global Leadership Scholars North Star Award. The North Star Award is the highest recognition and honor given by the Global Leadership Scholars (GLS) honors program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration. Recipients of the North Star award demonstrate extraordinary leadership, commitment, and service to the Global Leadership Scholars program.

UTSI Paper Wins First Place at Sixty-Second Annual AIAA Conference

The contents of Georges Henri Akiki’s award-winning paper introduces a framework that could help with modeling rocket engines, hurricanes, and twisters. Akiki, from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), won first place in the Masters Division at the 2011 Southeastern Regional Student Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Harrison Named JICS Director

Robert Harrison, chemistry professor and UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) joint faculty member, has been named the director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), effective immediately.

Join Chancellor Cheek for a Celebration of Civility and Community on April 15

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek invites the campus to join him in a Celebration of Civility and Community at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the University Center Plaza. The celebration will be part of the 26th annual International Festival. The celebration will mark the beginning of a campus-wide effort to ensure that civility is an integral part of our community.