Several students and one faculty member broke out in dance that seemed to spontaneously occur outside the Tennessee Aquarium on Sunday, September 5th.
NSF recognizes environmental chemistry research
Of the hundreds of awards granted by the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr. Greg Grant’s chemical research project was one of five the NSF selected for recognition for an Environmental Outcome. Grant, Grote Professor in the UTC Chemistry Department, said “Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Grant: Complexation Studies of Heavy Metal…
Physical activity benefits community
How can communities offer physical activity programs to best benefit the public’s health? Dr. Greg Heath, professor and head of health and human performance, has examined interventions representing several strategies, including: community-wide campaigns, individually adapted health behavior change, community social-support, and the creation of enhanced access to physical activity information and opportunities. “We tend to be more inactive and less active…
Sustainability by the numbers
Mark Kilgore, lecturer in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and doctoral candidate, plans to develop a new measure to evaluate sustainability. He is developing a numerical system as part of his doctoral research. Currently, environmentally sound design earns LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards, but…
Research addresses heat-related illnesses in athletes
When scorching summer temperatures create dangerous conditions for athletes, Dr. Brendon McDermott is often asked to share his findings in the field. “My goal in the research that I do is to prevent sudden death in sports. Death is 100 per cent preventable with exertion heat stroke, even if it ends up happening. My goal…
Clarinet studies coordinator performs at 2010 Piccolo Spoleto Festival
Music faculty member Nikolasa Tejero was selected to perform recently in the 2010 Spotlight Concert series of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Tejero, who serves as coordinator of clarinet studies and directs the UTC Clarinet Ensemble and UTC Professional Accompanist Tim Hinck were covered in The Charleston Post and Courier Spoleto Festival edition, which stated “Tejero…
Social work program receives national accreditation
The University’s social work program has been approved for full accreditation status from the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body for undergraduate and graduate social work programs.
Kovach, Symes earn UTAA awards
Students and faculty peers selected Dr. Margaret Kovach and Dr. Steven Symes as recipients of the 2010 University of Tennessee Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award. The annual award is bestowed upon two faculty members who have demonstrated a passion for teaching, a commitment to their students, and a dedication to higher education.
COB professors engage in global conference
An international audience of academic peers provided excellent feedback for two UTC College of Business faculty members who presented research at the Sixth Annual Art and Science of Service Conference in Spain.