January 18, 2017

Forensic Anthropology Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary

For three decades—long before the popularity of the CSI television series—the Forensic Anthropology Center has been on the forefront of research and training that helps to solve crimes and identify the remains of unknown individuals. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the center, which oversees the Anthropology Research Facility, commonly known as the Body Farm. It is the nation’s most prominent facility for studying human decomposition. Read more...

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Baker Center Issues Public Policy Challenge
Students will have the opportunity to make an impact on real-world issues through the use of public policy, research and teamwork, thanks to a program from the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Read more...
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Communication Skills Put to Test in Three Minute Thesis Competition
Graduate and professional students are invited to participate in the Three Minute Thesis competition during Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, April 3-7. The communication competition gives participants have three minutes and a single slide to present their research to a lay audience. Read more...
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Publications Feature Research of Chemistry Grad Student Neil Williams
USA Today, Forbes and the News Sentinel recently highlighted the research of Neil Williams, a fourth-year chemistry doctoral candidate in professor Sheng Dai's research group. Williams is part of a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that discovered a method for removing carbon dioxide directly from air. Read more...
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Big Orange Rabbit Holes

From Torchbearer: From YouTube and Instagram to podcasts and blogs, here's a list of UT-related or Vol-curated digital media rabbit holes for you to fall into, including the Camels & Chocolate blog by journalist Kristin Luna ('05). Luna writes about travel, the journey of renovating a Victorian house in Nashville, and the adventures of her dog, Ella. Read more...

Summitt Memories

As we're preparing for this spring's Chancellor's Honors Awards, staff member Lissa Gay shared this 2003 awards banquet photo of legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt and Lady Vol Kara Lawson, a Torchbearer honoree. Lawson is now an ESPN commentator. Have a great photo for Tennessee Today? Send your photo to utnews@utk.edu and include your name, contact information, and a description of your photo.

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