The Division of Student Life has announced the call for nominations for the Courage to Climb award. As a commitment to celebrating and supporting UT’s outstanding students, the Courage to Climb award seeks to recognize those who show promise in the areas of:
- Community service
- Promotion of civility and inclusion
- Leadership development and/or
- Campus involvement
Many grant funding agencies require researchers to plan ahead for data preservation and sharing as part of their research projects. To aid with these requirements, the UT Libraries subscribes to an online tool that makes the process a little easier – the DMPTool. The Libraries’ data curation librarian will offer a workshop on October 2.
Find more information at the Library’s website. View other helpful research tools available.
As part of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s commitment to community collaboration and community-engaged scholarship, the Chancellor provides special project funding for proposals that specifically enhance the public engagement mission of the university. Proposals may be for community-engaged projects or partnerships that promote the principles of engagement as applied to research, teaching, or outreach. This program is primarily directed at faculty-led initiatives, though involvement of students is encouraged.
Application Deadline: Oct.10, 2014, 5 p.m.
Full Announcement: http://service.utk.edu/funding/
Researchers at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying whether lignin – a byproduct of the pulp, paper, and biofuels industries – could be useful as a battery anode, potentially improving upon graphitic materials found in most lithium-ion batteries. Initial testing of lignin-derived battery has shown some promising results.
Read more about this collaborative effort and the researchers involved at ORNL’s website.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships will be hosting the upcoming webinar: Early Preparation for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): Key Strategies for Students and Mentors. The webinar will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 2-3 PM. Interested UTK Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the webinar in Hodges Library room 150 and on the Ag campus in the Plant Biotechnology Building rooms 156/7.
For more information, visit the Undergraduate Research website.
Stephanie Bohon, associate professor of sociology, has just been elected President of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA). Dr. Bohon’s term will begin in 2015-16 as president-elect, and she will serve her full term as president during 2016-17, when she will deliver her presidential address. Taking this office builds on Bohon’s successful editorship of the SDA’s academic journal, Population Research and Policy Review. Her presidency of the SDA, which was created at ORNL, corresponds with the Association’s 50th anniversary. Continue reading