A linguist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will convene a historic gathering of Native American sign language users this summer on the northern Great Plains. Jeffrey Davis, an associate professor in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, is identifying Plains Indian sign talkers who use the elaborate language so that it can be documented and revitalized in native communities. The conference will be held August 12-15 on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in southeastern Montana. It is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Documenting Endangered Languages program.
UT professors conducting research at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis will get help this summer from undergraduates coming from around the country to participate in the Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Veterinary programs.
Researchers at UT Knoxville, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and six collaborating universities have performed an unprecedented nuclear reaction experiment that explores the unique properties of the “doubly magic” radioactive isotope of 132Sn, or tin-132.
Do you know what is in your drinking water? A study by a UT Knoxville professor may have you thinking twice the next time you fill up that glass of tap water.
Several University of Tennessee researchers will be connecting with potential investors and entrepreneurs at the Tennessee Innovation Conference and Venture Showcase, sponsored by the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), May 10 – 11 in Nashville. The event aims to serve as a catalyst for transformational economic development impact by facilitating dialogue between scientists and venture capitalists and other risk capital investors.
Playing the violin has been a way of life for Rachel Grubb, and she had the chance to display her gift at UT Knoxville’s first ever research week. The week put the spotlight on undergraduate researchers, scholars, artists and performers with a concert, an honors symposium, an art competition and a student paper competition. Grubb and hundreds of other students showed off their diverse talents in areas ranging from music to art to science to business.
The leading undergraduate researchers of UT Knoxville were recognized last week at the 14th annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) competition. More than 200 undergraduate researchers vied for the top spots in numerous concentrations ranging from engineering to music.
A publication by undergraduate students at UT Knoxville is breaking new ground. The journal, entitled Pursuit: The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee, is the first publication of only undergraduate research at UT Knoxville, and one of a small number in the national university community.
“Communication and Information Research in a Digital Age” is the theme of the College of Communication and Information’s 32nd annual Research Symposium on Feb. 26 on the UT Knoxville campus. Mike Pardee and Steve Gigliotti, senior executives with Scripps Networks, will deliver the keynote addresses, and newly improved spaces in the Communications Building on campus will also be a highlight of the symposium.
Even during challenging economic times, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is making progress on key strategic goals by adding as many as 77 new graduate assistantships and fellowships in just this past year.