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Research news from the Knoxville and Chattanooga campuses, and the Health Sciences Center

HHP professor invited to prestigious summer institute

2015-05-01

Nursing student checking blood pressureTucson, Arizona, will see an influx of blue and gold this summer when Dr. Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, UTC Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance, attends the Summer Institute in Advanced Health Disparities next month. Sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the prestigious program is the part of institute’s initiative to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE-AHD). The PRIDE-AHD Program is an all-expense paid summer

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Dr. John Lee wins award, will include Chattanooga State transfer student in research

2015-05-01

Lee, Latendresse, and Riner stand in front of Chemistry researchDr. John Lee, Assistant Professor in the UTC Department of Chemistry, recently earned an award because he shows promise in establishing undergraduate research.

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UTC celebrates faculty and student research

2015-04-17

Research Day 2015Research Day is about more than just research. It provides a space for students and faculty to display and discuss their projects, no matter what discipline they're from.

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And Water for All

2015-04-10

Limited access to clean water spurs social change in the Philippines.

Economics students present research at AEF Conference

2015-03-31

economics-2015-aefFour economics students under the direction of Dr. Leila Pratt presented their independent research papers as part of the Academy of Economics and Finance’s Undergraduate Student Paper Competition at the Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Graduate Athletic Training Program researches impact in youth football

2015-03-06

Youth American Football blockingFaculty and students in The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Graduate Athletic Training Program joined MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports health and safety think tank and watchdog group, for a pilot test of MomsTEAM’s innovative SmartTeam™ program which installs impact sensors in youth football players’ helmets. “This started as an initiative to improve policies, procedures, and safeguards to protect kids and reduce the risk of brain and other

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Chattanooga GENI Rack installed at UTC

2015-03-06

GENI RackThe University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, working in partnership with The Enterprise Center and US Ignite, has acquired and activated a GENI rack. The GENI rack (i.e., Global Environment for Network Innovations) is linked with similar racks in 60 other leading universities in smart cities in the U.S. and internationally. The racks act collectively as a programmable nervous system for researching and deploying the next generation of the Internet

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UTC InfoSec Center earns new designation from NSA and Homeland Security

2015-03-06

It’s stressful for consumers to learn about technology pickpockets who steal sensitive online information, wreaking havoc for government agencies, insurance companies, and department store chains.  We can’t conjure an invisible shield to protect us, but on our own campus is a regional model for promoting excellence in information security education, assisting businesses, government agencies, education institutions and industry in their information security needs.     It is The University of

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Special Collections and University Archives housed in improved environment

2015-02-20

Library Special CollectionsNeed to research the cultural heritage resources of the University, the city of Chattanooga, or the state of Tennessee?  Special Collections and University Archives are housed in a great location in the new UTC Library. Steven Cox is delighted with the new environment.  He is Team Lead, Special Collections and University Archives.  He talks about this positive change in a video interview. Researchers are encouraged to make an appointment

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Physical Therapy professor offers advice on Dog TV

2015-02-20

David Levine on Dog TVDr. David Levine’s research and clinical expertise in canine rehabilitation has taken him in an interesting direction for Dog TV with “K9 Fit Club, Sit Stay & Get Fit” on the Dish Network. Levine, Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy, offered encouragement to dog owners to get out and exercise with their canine companions, a win-win for humans and their pets. Watch Episode 9 and Episode

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Dawning of a New Age

2015-01-12

The advent of additive manufacturing is poised to change the world in ways we have yet to imagine.

UTC Honors College participates at National Collegiate Honors Council conference

2015-01-09

honors-2014-natl-collegiate-honors-council-conf-04A group of students, faculty, and staff attended the National Collegiate Honors Council annual conference in fall semester 2014. UTC participants presented research and offered presentations at the event in Denver, Colorado.

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Y-12, UT Sign Agreement to Continue, Expand Collaborative Work

2014-12-18

A Memorandum of Understanding signed today by Consolidated Nuclear Security and UT will expand collaborations while making the country safer and more secure. CNS and the university collaborate in areas ranging from joint research to pushing more technologies into the private sector.

Breaking Down the Walls

2014-12-14

Pushing different lab benches together to solve some of the nation’s most pressing health care challenges.

Numbers Expert

2014-11-26

Eliminating errors from computer calculations generates more realistic simulations.

UT Study Finds Crocodiles are Sophisticated Hunters

2014-10-13

Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are highly intelligent animals capable of sophisticated behavior such as advanced parental care, complex communication, and use of tools for hunting.

National Geographic Hosts Young Explorer Grants Events at UT

2014-09-03

The National Geographic Society has chosen UT to host a set of events on September 20 promoting its Young Explorers Grants program. From documenting threatened animals to exploring canyons, the program supports students ages eighteen through twenty-five pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.

Six Teams to Compete for $25,000 In Tennessee Venture Challenge

2014-03-31

Six startup companies will vie for $25,000 to help kick-start the commercialization of their ideas in the Tennessee Venture Challenge on Thursday, April 3. The UT Research Foundation will host the inaugural event from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at The Foundry, 747 Worlds Fair Park Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Come learn more about the exciting research and ideas coming out of the university.

UT Study Explains New Twist in Group Cooperation

2014-03-26

A joint study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and the University of Oxford sheds new light on the evolutionary roots of group cooperation. Researchers say that leaders in group-living species may bully their own to get what they want, but they also bully outsiders for the overall betterment of their own group.

UT Study: Native-like Brain Processing of Second Language Possible in University Students

2013-10-18

Along with helping students gain a global perspective, study abroad experiences may give college students a particular kind of advantage in learning another language. Research by Harriet Bowden, an assistant professor of Spanish at UT, indicates that native-like brain processing of a second language is possible for university students.

Research at UT May Improve Treatment of Acetaminophen Overdose Victims

2013-09-30

Acetaminophen, or Tylenol, is commonly used in the United States to eliminate aches and pains and reduce fever with few side effects. However, the drug is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, and if liver damage is severe enough, the only lifesaving treatment is a liver transplant. A novel method developed at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at UT helps determine which patients will benefit from transplantation.

Cheek Signs Letter Urging Obama, Congress to Close Innovation Gap

2013-08-07

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has joined 193 other US university leaders in signing a letter that urges President Barack Obama and members of Congress to close an "innovation deficit" by improving funding for scientific research and education. "At UT, we are doing great research that impacts people's lives—but we could be doing so much more," Cheek said. "Additional funding for research is directly linked to problem solving and job creation."

Five UT Students Win Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

2013-04-18

From developing cheap biofuels to determining when people became monogamous, the research of some UT graduate students has gotten a boost from the National Science Foundation. Five students have received 2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.

Two UT Scientists to Begin Searching for Potential Habitats for Life on Mars

2012-08-03

NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars Sunday night. Then, the work began for two UT professors searching for potentially habitable environments on the red planet. Linda Kah and Jeffrey Moersch, associate professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, are an integral part of the NASA team working on the rover.