Office of Research News

New Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Hired

Taylor Eighmy

Taylor Eighmy, senior vice president for research at Texas Tech University, has been named vice chancellor for research and engagement for UT. Eighmy, 56, will begin October 2. He brings strong experience in growing research programs at Texas Tech University and the University of New Hampshire.

UT Ranks Eighth in Nation for NEH Humanities Fellowships

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a national leader in National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) research fellowships for university professors. According to data recently published by the NEH on fellowships received from 2005 to 2012, UT ranks eighth in the nation, with ten fellowship awards.

UT Hosts Baker Scholars Research Presentation

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is hosting its first annual Baker Scholars Research presentation. The undergraduate scholars will display and discuss their research projects and other initiatives, which are mentored by UT faculty and staff.

UT Hosts Research Week for Undergraduate Students

Research Week

UT is celebrating undergraduate research for Research Week. The week culminates with the capstone event, the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement in which undergraduate students present original research poster displays that are judged by a panel of UT faculty. EURēCA will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29. An awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m.

Research Week Begins March 26

Research Week

The campus’s third annual Research Week kicks off on Monday, March 26, highlighting undergraduate research and creative activities across campus. The highlight of the week is the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement on Wednesday and Thursday in the University Center Ballroom. The week concludes with the Honors Symposium on Saturday, March 31, at the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

Workshop on NSF CAREER Program This Week

The Office of Research is offering a workshop on applying for the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, which supports early-career faculty with five-year grants totaling from $400,000 to $700,000 a year. The workshop include two sessions, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Mach 6 and 7.

Changes in National Institutes of Health eRA Commons Access

UT faculty who have National Institutes of Health eRA Commons access may be affected by a new log-in process implemented by the agency. Those who established their eRA Commons account before October 8, 2011, have until February 22, 2012, to change their password.

Donated Books Arrive Today at L&N STEM Academy

The university has collected hundreds of books to help Knox County’s newest high school, the L&N STEM Academy, fill its library shelves. Today a truck will load up donated books and deliver them to the STEM Academy, a magnet high school focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Book Drive for L&N STEM Academy

Help Knox County’s newest high school put books on its library shelves by joining the campus book drive from February 3 through February 10. Books must be donated with no strings attached and may be used in any way that benefits the new high school library or Knox County schools.

EUReCA Highlights Undergraduate Achievement


The University of Tennessee’s sixteenth annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement will be held March 28-29 at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Ballroom. EURēCA highlights research and creative projects completed by UT Knoxville students in collaboration with a faculty mentor.