Research News

UT Ranks #1 Worldwide in Supply Chain Management Research Productivity

The College of Business Administration ranks first worldwide in research productivity in the area of supply chain management and logistics. The ranking appears in the “International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management” and covers the 2008 to 2010 timeframe.

UT Announces Research Center for the Humanities

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Arts and Sciences has formed the University of Tennessee Humanities Center, a new program dedicated to facilitating and improving research opportunities in humanities disciplines.

Two UT Scientists Search for Potential Habitats for Life on Mars

Two UT Knoxville professors are searching for potential habitats for life on Mars. Linda Kah and Jeffrey Moersch, associate professors of earth and planetary sciences, are an integral part of a NASA team working on the Curiosity rover, which launched from the Kennedy Space Center on November 26 and is now hurtling toward the Red Planet.

Fifth Candidate for Vice Chancellor for Research Visits This Week

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s search for a vice chancellor for research continues this week, with a visit from the fifth and final candidate and a public forum. H. Edward Seidel, physics and astronomy and computer science professor at Louisiana State University, and assistant director for mathematical and physical sciences at the National Science Foundation, will speak from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, October 19, in the Toyota Auditorium in the Baker Center.

Final UT Life of the Mind Discussion Panel Focuses on Undergrad Research

The fourth and final Life of the Mind discussion panel, “Undergraduate Research at UTK: Be Inspired, Get Involved!” will help acquaint first-year students to undergraduate research being done at UT Knoxville and show them how they can get involved. The hour-long panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in the University Center Auditorium.

‘Pursuit’ Accepting Student Submissions

Faculty members in any college who have undergraduate students working on an advanced, original, research-based paper should encourage the students to submit their work to Pursuit, UT’s journal of undergraduate research. Pursuit is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2011 issue. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, May 31, for priority consideration, and Thursday, June 30, for all other submissions.

Public Invited to Comment on UT-NEH Study

The National Endowment for the Humanities invites the public’s input on an NEH-funded study of three sites in Virginia where former slave quarters are thought to have stood. Barbara Heath, assistant professor of anthropology at UT Knoxville, is conducting the study, which will identify and excavate the Wingos site on two historic properties.

Journey to the Top 25: Where the People Are

UT Knoxville is working to become a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff will help us get there. To highlight the campus’s top priorities, Tennessee Today is featuring stories about faculty and staff whose work is already helping UT Knoxville reach the goal. Professor Shih-Lung Shaw is a researcher in the rapidly changing field of geographic information science, which analyzes geographic data and other information about human movement and transportation.

Journey to the Top 25: Microbe Hunter

UT Knoxville is striving to become a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years. Strengthening our capacity and productivity in research, scholarship and creative activity is key to getting us there. Governor’s chair professor Frank Loeffler is leading the field of bioremediation — the use of microbes and other organisms to decontaminate polluted water and other damaged aspects of the environment.