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Romig Next Wigner Lecturer

Alton RomigAlton Romig, Jr. is the next speaker in the Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Romig will present “The National Academies and Nuclear Nonproliferation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23 in the Iran Thomas Auditorium at the Spallation Neutron Source. A shuttle will run from the ORNL main campus starting at 9 a.m.
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Deadline Extended for SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant

The SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant program gives faculty from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville the opportunity to travel to another SEC institution to exchange ideas, conduct research, develop grant proposals, and otherwise initiate and enhance faculty collaborations. All tenured and tenure-track faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville are eligible.
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ORE Accepting Nominations for 2017 NEH Summer Stipends Program

The Office of Research and Engagement is seeking internal nominations for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend program for projects beginning in May 2017.  NEH Summer Stipends provide $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.  Program guidelines can be found on the NEH website.
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Tennessee Gets a Place at the Table with Newest Element: Tennessine

TennessineOne of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine.

Proposed as a nod to researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and UT who helped confirm its existence, element 117 would be only the second to be named for a U.S. state. Since the name Tennessee has its origins in the name of the Cherokee village of Tanasi, it also becomes the first element with Native American roots.
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Register to Attend the DTRA Basic Research Meeting

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is hosting its annual Basic Research Technical Review July 18-22 in Springfield, VA. The purpose is to evaluate the progress of DTRA-funded projects, but the event also offers an opportunity to learn about DTRA interests as well as meet DTRA and other DoD program managers and potential academic collaborators. Registration is required by July 8.

Find more information on the DTRA Basic Research Technical Review.

Please notify Paul Montgomery (, director of federal relations, if you plan to attend as the Office of Research and Engagement may be able to provide some travel support.

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