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.
“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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The school year is almost over, and summer is right around the corner. Worried about keeping your kids busy? Take a look at the many educational, active and interesting camps for all ages that UT Knoxville has to offer.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville is hosting a panel of nuclear experts from the university, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), industry and radiological emergency response to discuss the earthquake and tsunami-caused nuclear reactor accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant near Sendai, Japan. The panel will be moderated by Professor of Nuclear Engineering and UTK-ORNL Governor’s Chair Howard Hall.