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New UTIA Center to Provide Weed Diagnostic Tests

Whether you’re a professional or amateur gardener, nothing can ruin your day like a weed. Worse yet, no matter how you try to control this pesky green invader, it just keeps coming back for more. The University of Tennessee Weed Diagnostics Center is here to help identify weeds and screen them for herbicide resistance. This

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UT Patents Help Prevent Everything from Nuclear Disaster to Onion Milkshakes


UT patents have helped improve everything from rechargeable batteries to the taste of dairy products. For example, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security Howard Hall, Nuclear Engineering Professor Steven Skutnik, and nuclear engineering student Michael Willis developed and patented a mobile device that can successfully detect sources of nuclear radiation. Take a look at our list of some of the notable contributions of UT researchers.

UT Celebrates Morrill Act, 150 Years of Land-Grant Universities

Left to right, UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, UT Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington, and UT System President Joe DiPietro dedicated a plaque commemorating the passing of the Morrill Act at the university's annual Ag Day celebration.

The university commemorated the 150th anniversary of the establishment of public land-grant universities on Saturday, November 3, during the annual Ag Day celebration. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862, providing federal funds to establish many of America’s public colleges and universities to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts to all.