This week’s featured partnership is the Center for Transportation Research. CTR partners with state and local agencies, businesses, and industry throughout the country. CTR works with community agencies to meet the needs of transportation-disadvantaged residents and conducts a summer transportation academy for seventh- and eighth-grade girls.
Water-related issues are quickly shaping up to be a major concern around the world, and a new lab at UT hopes to tackle that concern. The Hydraulics and Sedimentation Laboratory officially opened this week, with the implications of its research already being felt.
Civil rights and social equality advocate Marian Wright Edelman urged graduates to do their part to make America “more just, more hopeful, more peaceful, more productive, inclusive, and unified.” Chancellor Cheek awarded Edelman an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters —the ninth honorary degree given by UT—at the College of Communication and Information commencement ceremony.
When the next generation of high performance computing comes to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT’s physicists will be working on the first projects that put its power to work.
The pedestrian bridge connecting the Eleventh Street Garage to the Hill will be closed starting Monday, June 1, for rust removal and repainting.
UT faculty member Andrew Steen will travel to Pennsylvania this month to continue a research project that allows inner-city New Jersey teens to experience hands-on science. This is the third year of the project, which started when Steen learned from a friend—Patrick Murray, a teacher at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey—about
Steve Inskeep, an anchor of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, will speak at the Bijou Theatre on Tuesday, June 2. The campus community is invited to the 7:00 p.m. event downtown.
The US Department of Energy has named Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner for 2014. Given by the DOE in recognition of research supporting science, energy, or national security, it is considered the highest achievement that a midcareer researcher can receive.
Two of the driving forces behind the College of Law’s Education Law Practicum were recently honored by the disABILITY Resource Center for their work in the community.
The Early Learning Center is encouraging families to take advantage of loosely structured time in the months ahead to help foster learning opportunities during the summer.
An archaeological project at UT to document the Battle of Fort Sanders will kick off with a forum to garner public input about the initiative. The forum will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21, in the auditorium of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Wes Hines, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.