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Online Access to The Papers of Andrew Jackson Available

Andrew Jackson PapersSince 1971, The Papers of Andrew Jackson project has been dedicated to transcribing and publishing Old Hickory’s entire written record. A worldwide search has gathered copies of every known surviving Jackson document, including letters he wrote and received, official and military papers, presidential addresses, drafts, memoranda, legal papers and financial records.

Now a fully searchable and annotated database of these documents is available online. The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition joins a short list of prestigious editorial projects available within The American Founding Era Collection, a digital publication of the University of Virginia Press.

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Phipps Named Director of UT Core Facilities Program

Jon Phipps has been named director of Core Facilities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Phipps has been part of the university research community for more than a decade: as a student, as a post-doc, and most recently as a Biological Safety Specialist in the Office of Research and Engagement.

Jonathan Phipps“I am excited to have been selected to take part in this endeavor, and look forward to helping build the Core Facilities Program,” said Phipps. “Given the current funding environment, the continued growth and development of this program will be critical to the mission of the university by ensuring that our faculty have access to cutting-edge technologies and remain competitive among their peers.”

Core facilities are shared resources available to faculty, staff and students at UT as well as academic and non-academic clients for non-commercial research purposes.

In many cases, core facilities contain large pieces of equipment that, while vital to the mission of the university, may be cost prohibitive if purchased and operated by individual faculty members or departments.

As director, Phipps will be responsible for formulating and implementing a strategy to create an effective and efficient organizational structure for the UT Core Facilities Program, coordinating and integrating the various resources that are available through core facilities, and working closely with the leadership of individual cores to ensure the quality and affordability of research services and accountability for day-to-day operations.
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UT-Related NOvA Neutrino Experiment Recognized by US Department of Energy

A UT-related project exploring the role that neutrinos and dark matter particles can play in the formation of the universe has received a prestigious award from the US Department of Energy.

The federal government has recognized the leadership of the NovA neutrino experiment—which includes UT physicists—for exceptional results in completing a project within budget and on schedule, and gave it the DOE Secretary’s Award of Excellence.

The NOvA (NuMi Off-Axis electron neutrino Appearance) experiment is based at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois. It is the flagship experiment of Fermilab and the largest particle physics experiment in the United States. The project, through the use of particle detectors, examines how the abundant subatomic particles known as neutrinos helped in the evolution of the universe, contributing to its mass as much as stars and planets.

 

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Study Could Improve Safety for Cyclists, E-Bikes

A study by UT researchers could soon change the way electric bicycles are used and regulated.

Led by Chris Cherry, the group took one of the first in-depth looks at how the behavior of e-bike riders compares to that of traditional bikers.

While electric bicycle use has risen worldwide, safety and policies surrounding their use remain largely based off assumptions instead of facts, giving the UT study greater impact.

 

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UT Bolsters Relationship with Eastman by Joining its Innovation Network

Eastman Innovation Network Announcement

Left to right: Marc Gibson, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement at UT; Gary Luce, Technology Liaison for Eastman Innovation Center; David Millhorn, Executive Vice President for UT and President of the UT Research Foundation; Theresa Lee, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Steve Crawford, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Eastman; Stewart Witzeman, Director of Eastman Innovation Center; Taylor Eighmy, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement at UT; Jennifer Stewart, Vice President for Corporate Innovation at Eastman

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Eastman Chemical Company have signed a multiyear agreement to conduct collaborative research in multiple scientific disciplines, especially in the neutron science and additive manufacturing fields in which UT is recognized worldwide for its unique expertise.

Officials from UT and Eastman—which have worked together in other ways for years—gathered Monday at Eastman’s world headquarters in Kingsport to christen this new aspect of their relationship. UT is now the third academic partner in Eastman’s network of partner universities, joining North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As part of the research agreement, Eastman will provide $750,000 in funding over three years to support research endeavors between Eastman scientists and UT faculty and students.
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UT-Led IACMI Formally Launches at Inaugural Meeting in Knoxville

Hundreds of composites experts from industry, government, and academia gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center for the launch of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI. UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among IACMI’s founding research partners.

IACMI logoA signing ceremony between the US Department of Energy and IACMI representatives marked the official start of business for the newly established institute, which was announced in January by President Barack Obama.

IACMI will work with industry to reduce technical risk and develop a robust supply chain for advanced composite materials in automotive components, wind turbines, and compressed gas storage applications. Funded with $70 million in federal funds and more than $180 million in nonfederal funds, IACMI will focus on making advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites less expensive and less energy-intensive, helping give America’s resurging manufacturing sector a more competitive edge in the global economy.
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