This weekend, UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek will join the likes of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in addressing the largest gathering of chief executive officers from universities around the world. The chancellor will be speaking at the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) Triennial conference, held every three years.
Three graduate students at UT Knoxville are recipients of the 2011 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
This week, prospective students of the inaugural class of the UT/ORNL Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE) visited campus. CIRE will offer one of the country’s first interdisciplinary doctoral degrees in energy science and engineering and will train scientists to take on the world’s most challenging energy problems by working with teams of researchers making scientific breakthroughs that could become thriving business enterprises.
A conference honoring Physics Professor Lee Riedinger will be held at The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Feb. 25-27. Riedinger is the director of the UTK/ORNL Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education which will open this August.
UT Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s new science and energy center has received program approval and named its first set of faculty members. The process for selecting its inaugural class of graduate students is now underway.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is launching the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, an academic unit that seeks to transform the energy industry in our country and the world, as well as the state and local economies.
UT Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have named physics professor Lee Riedinger as director of the UTK/ORNL Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.