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UT Professor Leads World Effort in Developing Next Generation of Supercomputers

East Tennessee is home to two of the fastest supercomputers in the world. These high-performance systems help solve the world’s most challenging problems but their abilities are limited. Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is leading the international charge in developing the world’s next generation of supercomputers.

Cheek, Summitt and Pearl Paint the Rock, Welcome Students

Welcome Class of 2014! Painted in neon orange spray paint on one of the campus’ most recognizable landmarks, the message was hard to miss. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt and men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl painted The Rock on Sunday to welcome the freshmen class.

The Art of the Prank

What is it about pranks that we find so interesting and entertaining? That question is at the core of a unique freshman seminar class to be taught by UT’s “Court Jester,” Beauvais Lyons. Lyons is also a gifted artist, mentor and a force behind the UT Knoxville School of Art’s graduate program in printmaking. Students in Lyons’ freshman seminar 129 course will study and stage a number of pranks during the semester to explore the social, political, ethical and artistic uses of the prank.

UT-based Fiber Optic Network Expands Global Reach

The Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development, or GLORIAD, is a network of fiber-optic rings that circles the world to allow scientists, students and educators to collaborate in solving some of the planet’s biggest science problems. The network is expanding its reach internationally and in our own backyard.

UT Harvest Market Sells Home Grown Vegetables to UT Community

Want fresh produce grown, harvested and sold by UT Knoxville students? Try the UT Harvest Market which offers a variety sure to tantalize anyone’s taste buds. A project of the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Organic and Sustainable Crops Unit, the Harvest Market is a farmers’ market operated by five student interns who are interested in farming and farmland preservation.

Girls Learn About World of Transportation at Transportation Academy

The Transportation Academy, run by the Center for Transportation Research, teaches girls about transportation safety and careers in fun ways using items such as remote control cars and a driving simulator. “I’ve been having a lot of fun. This whole experience has been great,” participant Isabelle Defreese said. “I definitely want to do it again next year. I have learned a lot.”

UT and Y-12 Team-Up for Nuclear Engineering Class Project

Here is the scenario: weapons-grade uranium is being secretly stored inside Pasqua Hall, the engineering building on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus by the fictional government of Elbonia, and a terrorist organization is trying to get it and blow it up. Those are the hypothetical terms of, nuclear engineering professor and Governor’s Chair, Dr. Howard Hall’s class project, pitting one half of class against the other.

UT Architecture Student Wins National Minority Scholarship

Asia Dixon, a senior in architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, wants to use her degree to make a difference in the lives of other people. Thanks to the Gensler African-American Internship and Scholarship competition, she’s now a lot closer to being able to do just that.

WICT Program Gives UT Students Apprenticeship Opportunities

Twenty-three female students are wrapping up a year-long mentorship with the national Women in Cable Telecommunications organization and two of them have had the chance to work as interns at Scripps Networks Interactive. This was the first year that UT, the WICT Atlanta Chapter and the College of Communication and Information offered the mentoring program to seniors.

Meet Coach Dooley

Recently, Head Football Coach Derek Dooley answered a couple of questions for his fellow Volunteers.