October 29, 2015

Did Dust Bowl's Ravages End in 1940s? New Study Says No

A recent study led by the UT Goodrich Chair of Excellence Thanos Papanicolaou could very well change the way we view the health of our nation's soil, and even potentially alter history books. The paper, soon-to-be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences, focuses on modeling carbon budgets in agricultural areas. Read more...

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Researcher Helps Spot Digestive System in 320-Million-Year-Old Animal
The revelation of a digestive system in a 320-million-year-old animal sheds light on the early evolutionary history of starfish and related animals, according to a new study co-authored by a UT researcher. Read more...
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Science Forum to Discuss How Designers Approach Existing Problems
Design thinking, an emerging tool of innovation and exploration for all disciplines where future outcomes are at stake, will be discussed at this week's Science Forum. Read more...
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Chancellor's Office Hours to be Held November 6
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek invites faculty and staff to meet with him during his open office hours throughout the day on Friday, November 6. Appointments must be arranged in advance. Please send an e-mail to chancellor@utk.edu by the close of business on Friday, October 30. Read more...
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Chemistry Professor Elected Senator in Nation's Oldest Academic Honor Society
Jeff Kovac, professor of chemistry, has been elected as a senator in the nation's oldest academic honor society. He was one of thirteen senators elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society this month. The society was founded December 5, 1776. Senators serve as directors who set the course for the society's future and guide the society on policy matters that are carried out by the national office. Read more...
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Lyons and Fox are Quest Scholars of the Week
Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Art
, and Diane Fox, senior lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design, are featured in an exhibition Connections: Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons at the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, through January 15.Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Lyons and Fox as its Scholars of the Week. Read more...
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TechSmarrt Wins Fall 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition

TechSmarrt, a team of UT students, beat twelve competitors to win the fall 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition last week. The student team pitched software they developed for use in industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Read more...

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Announcements
Students to Drop Frozen Pumpkins Near HSS on Friday Read more...
Culinary Students to Hold Ice-Carving Demonstration on Friday Read more...
Baseball Team to Hold Full-Costume Scrimmage Read more...

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Events
Removing Barriers: Making Word, PowerPoint and PDF Accessible Using Office 2013 (Windows), 10:00 a.m. to noon Friday Read more...
Mossman Lecture: Bill Nye, 7:00 p.m. today Read more...
Webcast of Forum for IPS Vice President Finalist Brian Donavant, 10:00 a.m. CST Friday Read more...

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