Joseph Bozell, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, will present “The Future of Energy from Crops” at the first UT Science Forum of the fall semester on Friday, September 8.
An interdisciplinary collaboration at UT is confronting storm-related flooding and runoff, an increasingly important topic highlighted by recent devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the looming threat of Hurricane Irma. The National Science Foundation is providing $1.8 million in funding for the College of Social Work and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering project.
The acquisition of surplus military equipment through the US Department of Defense Law Enforcement Support Officers 1033 Program does not cause police to be more aggressive, according to a study published this week by a team of researchers from UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.
The Access to Veterinary Care Coalition is pleased to announce a $391,420 Maddie’s Fund grant to the College of Social Work. The grant will fund a nationwide study identifying barriers to veterinary care experienced by pet owners and veterinary services providers and document existing strategies to deliver veterinary care to underserved pet owners.
Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is developing a method to greatly improve the time involved in both identification and removal of pathogens through the concept of a Virulent Pathogen Resistance program.
Industrial and systems engineering’s James Ostrowski was selected for his research into complex algorithms, while chemistry’s Brian Long was chosen for his work on developing membranes for gas separations.
Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been named interim vice chancellor for research and engagement effective September 1. Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy will leave the university at the end of the month to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
UT’s Sindhu Jagadamma and Rachel Patton McCord are recipients of the 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Chancellor Beverly Davenport recently presented plaques to Jagadamma, assistant professor of biosystems engineering and soil science, and McCord, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, in recognition of the honor.
During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, activist groups used geography and geospatial intelligence—collecting geographic information and understanding its potential to effect change—to identify protest sites and plan protests. Derek Alderman, a UT professor of geography, has received a three-year $373,000 National Science Foundation grant to explore those geospatial tactics and determine what can be learned about patterns of racial inequality.
Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? Julia Jaekel, assistant professor of child and family studies at UT, and Dieter Wolke, professor of psychology at the University of Warwick, co-authored a study to answer this question.