The UT Board of Trustees approved a list of statewide capital funding requests, with the top priority projects for the UT Institute of Agriculture and UT Knoxville campuses.
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tudent entrepreneurs and members and friends of the university community gathered October 20 to open the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Business Accelerator.
People.Com featured a story about a Zoo Knoxville turtle named Patches who is now wearing a custom 3-D printed mask made by the College of Veterinary Medicine. Last year, zookeepers discovered Patches had suffered a puncture hole to her right nostril. After trying various forms of treatment, zookeepers reached out to UT veterinarians Andrew Cushing
Bat experts from around the country and the world are in Knoxville this week as part of the annual symposium of the North American Society for Bat Research. The conference will provide participants an opportunity to exchange ideas relating to bat research, conservation, and education. It will include field trips as well as a teachers’ workshop for local educators. A representative from the Organization for Bat Conservation will bring “flying foxes”—bats the size of Chihuahuas—for the teachers’ workshop.
After several years working for WalMart corporate headquarters, Robert Pellegrino was hungry for a different type of challenge.
With annual rainfall five inches above normal for the year, East Tennessee’s fall foliage is set to be a showstopper.
The application period for the Boyd Venture Challenge, a seed fund grant that awards up to $20,000 to student-owned startup companies each fall and spring semester, opens March 30.
Graduate education at UT earned high marks in the new U.S. News and World Report rankings, with programs in business, law, engineering, information sciences, nursing, and education listed among the best in the nation.
Scott Senseman, professor and head of UT’s Department of Plant Sciences, will serve as the Weed Science Society of America president-elect in 2017, and Larry Steckel, professor of plant sciences, will serve as vice-president.
Two members of the AgResearch leadership team were recently honored at the annual Research Center Administrators Society meeting in Mobile, Alabama.