Kafait Malik Studies Nervous System Interactions with Cardiovascular, Kidney Function, Hypertension
Kathryn Schwarzenberger Appointed Chair of New UTHSC Department of Dermatology
Type 1 Diabetes Network Expands Reach with Online Sign-up for Nationwide Testing
NACDS Foundation Awards $20,000 Scholarship to UTHSC College of Pharmacy
Lisa Jennings, PhD, of UTHSC Awarded $27,000 from American Heart Association
Communities of microbes build relationships to make the modern world less toxic.
UTHSC 2nd Among Non-Historically Black Med Schools for Graduating African-Americans in 2011
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities Gets $3,700 Grant from IP
College of Nursing at UTHSC Awards 2013 Outstanding Alumna, Most Supportive Alumna
One of the twentieth century's most insightful political theorists is also a major force behind the transformation of philosophical studies at UT.
Professor Eldon E. Geisert of UTHSC Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Study Genetics, Risk of Glaucoma
UTHSC Associate Professor Kui Li, Phd, Receives $1.56 Million in Grants to Study Hepatitis C
UTHSC Associate Professor David R. Nelson and Colleagues Find Genes Central to Vertebrate Biology
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.
The relatively new concept of electronic discovery has created some very serious implications for attorneys and their electronically connected clients.
Mud-stained clothing aside, playgrounds featuring elements of nature may lead to better exercise habits for preschoolers.
UTHSC Office of Biomedical Informatics Chosen as 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate
UTHSC Adds Pediatric Neonatal Options to Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program
Lawrence T. Reiter's Research Yields Insights into Autism
$1 Million Gift from Delta Dental Gives College of Dentistry a Lot to Smile About
Armadillos, anteaters, sloths—these are the unusual animals that Dr. Timothy Gaudin studies. “I like odd creatures with odd lifestyles. It’s fun to look at them. Not much is known about them,” said Gaudin, Professor and Associate Department Head of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Gaudin has contributed his own research about these animals and conducted much more in collaboration with a national team of 20 scientists from…
A degu, a small mammal found only in Chile, is bringing together the Chattanooga community. In partnership with the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA), the Chattanooga Zoo, and local TV station WTCI, the University is creating a collaborative educational outreach program to inform students and the community about this little known animal. “This is a multi-faceted project involving the UTC Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering,…
Fifty-two percent of all crimes against persons in Tennessee were classified as domestic violence last year. “We need to be proactive at the teen level to be able to address this problem more effectively,” said Dr. Helen Eigenberg, head of the Department of Criminal Justice, who led a team of researchers to better understand Adolescent Intimate Partner Abuse in Hamilton County. Catholic Health Initiatives, the parent company of Memorial…
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.
The UT National Defense Business Institute has been awarded the opportunity to participate in a large-scale, multi-year contract with the US Navy. The Navy has identified the institute as a prime contractor for research and development support through SeaPort-e, the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in twenty-two areas including engineering, financial management, and program management.
The University of Tennessee received high marks in the international realm for paper publishing. The prestigious journal, Nature, released its rankings for papers published in 2011 and UT ranked 47th in the world.
UTC faculty, staff, and students presented a variety of projects at the University’s annual Research Day including exploring how to create a successful brand for a start-up company, discovering ways to help children learn fine motor skills, and researching the habits of Facebook users. According to Meredith Perry, Director of the UTC Office of Partnerships and Sponsored Programs, this year’s Research Day was the largest yet. There were more…
"Leaping Forward in Communication and Information Research" is the theme of the College of Communication and Information's thirty-fourth annual Research Symposium on February 29 on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Though temperatures in Chattanooga are hitting the upper 90s this summer, the Mocs football team continues to prepare for the fall season with voluntary outdoor practices. In an effort to keep the players safe in the extreme heat, the UTC Department of Health and Human Performance is testing a variety of ways to monitor their core body temperature. Throughout the summer, Dr. Brendon McDermott, UTC Assistant Professor and Clinical…
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.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
Mae Kile and Sara Terlecki, UTC graduate students, both received this year’s Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award. Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. It is an international, multidisciplinary society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise, reward excellence in scientific research and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields. These awards are given to outstanding…
Dozens of faculty and students presented original research at the third annual UTC Research Celebration. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students presented research from a variety of fields, including athletic training, nursing, psychology, and education at the all-day celebration in the UTC University Center. “Research is truly the ultimate continuing education. It’s discovering new information that helps drive our society, economy, and create a better quality of life. Today it…
On April 7th, UTC will hold its third annual Research Day Celebration from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the UTC University Center. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students will be presenting research from a variety of topics including childhood autism, college athletics, adolescent behavior, and nursing education. This event is free and open to everyone. The celebration will include a poster presentation from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in…
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.
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.
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.
First-year students and faculty members agree: FYS 129 seminars are a change from ordinary. Students enjoy small-group learning while transitioning to college. Professors enjoy engaging with students on topics of mutual interest while receiving $1,500 for research support. The deadline for seminar proposals is April 8.
UT Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s new science and energy center has received program approval and named its first set of faculty members. The process for selecting its inaugural class of graduate students is now underway.
J.P. Dessel, a UT Knoxville historian who specializes in Bronze and Iron Age villages of ancient Israel, has received a $50,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will allow him to integrate his own research with other studies to show how rural villages affected the social landscape of ancient Israel, otherwise dominated by major cities like Jerusalem and Megiddo.
The UT Knoxville College of Arts and Sciences' Faculty Research Seminar in 19th Century British Studies is hosting a lecture by Carolyn Williams of Rutgers University, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in 1210 McClung Tower. Williams, chair and professor of English, will speak on "Parody and Social Formation in the Comic Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan." The event is free and open to the public.
Do you have a business idea but don't know how to begin turning it into a reality? The Vol Court Spring 2011 session sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration is providing students, faculty and friends the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs and business experts about the "nuts and bolts" of how to start a business.
UTC student Carolyn Hoagland, selected as a Volkswagen Distinguished Scholar to work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will present her research at the 2010 Annual Meeting and International Research Conference of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. This event will be held November 11-14 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hoagland, an undergraduate senior in Environmental Science at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a resident…
Dr. June Scobee Rodgers will be signing copies of Star Challengers on October 15, 2-4 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center. Books will be available for purchase at 50 percent off the regular price. Rodgers is best known as the founding chairman of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. But her newest venture is gaining attention in places like New York City, Hollywood and DragonCon in Atlanta. They…