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UT Researchers Improve Lives by Glowing Cells

UT researchers have found a way to make drug development faster, cheaper, and safer. The way involves making cells glow. Yes, glow. The researchers—Dan Close, Gary Saylor, Stacy Patterson, and Steven Ripp—use a series of genes to trigger the human or animal cells to continuously produce light—naturally.

Electrical Engineering Students Build Electric Battery Vehicle

Keep your eyes peeled and you might see Associate Professor Paul Frymier’s electrical engineering students cruising around campus in the electric car that they built, the Bug E Bev. While building the vehicle, Frymier’s students studied the sustainability of electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and gasoline-fueled vehicles. They discovered that both electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are more economic than a Toyota Camry. Both alternative vehicles also have less environmental impact than the Camry.

A Volunteer Effort

Thanks to the generosity of our community, UT was able to fill not just one, but TWO trucks for tornado relief Tuesday. The UT football team semi-truck and another large box truck were loaded with cases of water, food, clothing, and household cleaning supplies, as well as many other needed items. The items were delivered to Salvation Army distribution centers in Bradley and Greene counties Wednesday. The donations will benefit ten East Tennessee counties named disaster areas after the late-April tornadoes and severe weather.

DeParle Recalls Favorite Faculty

In today’s video, alumna Nancy-Anne DeParle, President Barack Obama’s former deputy chief of staff, reminisces about some of her favorite UT faculty.

Faculty Appreciation Week Video: Students Say ‘Thank You’

It’s Faculty Appreciation Week at UT, and some of our students wanted to say “thank you” to the faculty members who have meant the most to them. A video crew ventured out on campus stopping students and asking them to talk about faculty members who have meant a lot to them.

UT Student Writes, Directs, Stars in Unique Musical about Juvenile Diabetes

Andy Rogers, who is majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and minoring in theater, went beyond writing the required research paper for his major; he has written, produced, directed and soon will be starring in a musical in the form of an independent project centered on a disease he and his sister suffer from: Type I Diabetes.

Theotis Robinson Remembers His Journey to UT

On Tuesday, Feb. 1, hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members marched from UT Knoxville’s Torchbearer statue to the University Center to mark the 50th anniversary of African-American undergraduate students being admitted to the university. Theotis Robinson spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about his journey from being declined admission to UT, to being one of the first three African-American students admitted.