A faculty member and three students recently led a writing workshop for African nuclear engineers, scientists, and policy makers. Russ Hirst, an associate professor of English, and three students traveled to Accra, Ghana, at the invitation of the African Centre for Science and International Security.
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Howard Hall addressed topics related to how real is the dirty bomb threat.
Howard Hall discussed what security measures are taken on campus to safeguard nuclear material with NPR.
Science magazine turned to Howard Hall for thoughts on a new type of nuclear study.
A class of UT nuclear engineering students recently got the educational opportunity of a lifetime, thanks to the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
The International Journal of Nuclear Security, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and research related to all aspects of nuclear security, is now available online and free to the public.
The Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet featured an in-depth piece on the research of Howard Hall, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for nuclear security; Steven Skutnik, assistant nuclear engineering professor; and graduate student Mike Willis. Materials for making deadly dirty bombs are easily accessible. The group has developed a mobile, low-cost device to locate dirty bombs and other
The Institute of Nuclear Security hosted an International Academic Nuclear Security Roundtable this month. International academic experts from six countries discussed the efforts that their countries are undertaking to promote nuclear security in a number of essential areas. The event was a unique opportunity to engage with nine international academic leaders who are developing or cultivating the next generation nuclear security leaders globally.
The Institute for Nuclear Security is offering seed grants for this fiscal year. The objective is to both increase and diversify the number of faculty leading proposal development efforts in nuclear security. Nuclear security is an interdisciplinary field and the INS is seeking to broaden participating faculty particularly in those academic units that have not typically worked with the institute in the past. The INS, housed within the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, seeks to develop and provide expertise that will shape national and international policies for nuclear security.
How has the war on terrorism affected the U.S.’s relationships with surrounding countries’ governments and tribal societies? Scholar Harrison Akins will be discussing findings of the book The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. The event will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Great Room in the International House.