Researchers at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga (UTC), Rice University and Texas A&M University have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil can guide tiny tubes of carbon invisible to the naked eye to self-assemble into wire-like structures as long as your hand, or up to 15 centimeters long.
Peggy Young was working part-time as a delivery driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when she became pregnant. Though her job description required that she be able to lift 70 lbs, she could lift no more than 20 lbs during her pregnancy. She asked UPS for accommodations, either temporary desk work or assistance lifting heavy packages. UPS argued that Young didn’t meet their criteria for light duty and required her to take unpaid leave. In 2008, she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2014.
As the keynote speaker, Republic of Korea Consul General Seong-jin Kim will explore the relationship between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the U.S. UTC’s Takeo Suzuki will present “Japanese Culture Now and Then: From Samurai to Pokemon.”
Christina Vogel, Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing’s solo exhibition Encounters is currently on view at Sewanee’s University Art Gallery, less than an hour’s drive from Campus. The Encounters exhibit began in February and will run through Sunday, April 10.