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3D-Printed Shelby Cobra to be on Hand for Orange and White Game

16077184749_f91d41342a_zTraditionally, fans coming to UT’s Orange and White Game show up hoping to see improvements, innovations, and power that they hadn’t seen before.

While the game itself is a chance to showcase the football team’s growth, this year’s contest will give fans a look at a well-oiled machine of a different kind—one with its own take on innovation and power.

The Shelby Cobra 3D printed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which served as a hallmark of American ingenuity during President Barack Obama’s East Tennessee visit in January, will be on display in the plaza near Gate 21. In the event of rain, the car will be moved inside Thompson-Boling Arena.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup: April 24

FY15 Peer Reviewed Cancer Career Development Award
The PRCRP Career Development Award supports independent, early-career investigators to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher (i.e., the Designated Mentor) as an opportunity to obtain the funding, guidance, and experience necessary for productive, independent careers at the forefront of cancer research. This award supports impactful research projects with an emphasis on discovery.

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UT’s Research Enterprise Helps Boost State’s Profile

New ideas are a commodity in the knowledge economy, and they are produced every day across the University of Tennessee. Combined with education and training, that innovation is helping boost the growth of the state of Tennessee’s research profile as announced in a report that analyzes the strength of research in the United States.

The Council of State Governments (CSG) and Elsevier, a company that publishes and provides research information and tools, this week released “America’s Knowledge Economy: A State by State Review,” which hails Tennessee’s growth in research impact. The report was shared with state officials, academic institutions and stakeholder organizations and is meant to inform states about how to best fund research initiatives. Various metrics, including an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed publications, were used to determine the strengths and growth in each state.

Tennessee had the top growth rate among states with an above-average growth in citation impact, according to the report. Tennessee’s field-weighted citation impact grew from 1.54 in 2004 to 1.76 in 2013. The report also found Tennessee’s highest impact was in energy, ranking third among all states and being cited 42 percent more than the U.S. average. The state ranked eighth among states in growth of research publications.

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Faculty Invited To Present at DTRA Conference

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has invited three University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty members to display posters at the Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference May 12-14 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Gajanan Bhat, Jayne Wu, and Tingting Xu each had abstracts selected for presentation, and the Office of Research and Engagement has offered to provide some travel support to help them attend this conference.  Continue reading


Former ACMA President John Tickle on Hand as Group Meets IACMI

John Tickle, in orange and blue tie at center, stands with representatives of UT, ORNL, ACMA and IACMI during a recent visit to UT.

John Tickle, in orange and blue tie at center, stands with representatives of UT, ORNL, ACMA and IACMI during a recent visit to UT.

One of the critical elements for the success of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, announced by President Barack Obama in January, is collaborating with some of the leading institutes, research centers, and companies around the world.

Led by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the group has built a number of relationships and recently welcomed one such partner, the American Composites Manufacturers Association, or ACMA, to campus.

ACMA leadership learned firsthand about advanced manufacturing taking place at UT and ORNL. They also visited with one of their former leaders.
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UT Libraries’ New Digital Collection: Smokies Photos, Film Clips Set to Music

Margaret and Louisa Walker, 1956. The Walker sisters remained living in Little Greenbrier well after the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (William Derris Collection, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries)

Margaret and Louisa Walker, 1956. The Walker sisters remained living in Little Greenbrier well after the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (William Derris Collection, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries)

The UT Libraries has created an online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies taken in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s by a Townsend businessman. Folk songs performed by local musicians have been added to the originally silent film clips.

The William Derris Collection, composed of 334 slides and twelve film clips, is available online for free.
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