Women’s History Month is a celebration of the many impact women have had on history, science, culture, and society—to name a few. This celebration of women’s accomplishments evolved from a weeklong observance in 1982, to a month-long observance in 1995. Women’s History Month provides an opportunity to recognize the contributions women have made to the United States and the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Continue reading
Resuming In-Person Research Activities
The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has designated that all research activities involving in-person contact with research participants may resume after submission and approval of COVID-19 protective procedural documents.
Campus Community Encouraged to Continue Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity
The university encourages all faculty, students, postdocs, and staff to continue to pursue their research, scholarship, and creative work while implementing practices that mitigate transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For lab-based research, the university has now removed restrictions placing limits on the duration of research experiments undertaken. Continue reading
Message from the Vice Chancellor for Research
I have been at the university for just over two weeks now and am so grateful for the many messages of welcome I have received from the campus community. Thank you for your warmth and generosity; I am delighted to become one of the newest members of the Volunteer family.
I am extremely grateful to Matthew Mench for leading the UT discovery enterprise for the past eight months, and for guiding our community’s response to the ongoing pandemic. Matthew’s advice and guidance helped ensure that my transition into the university was as smooth as I dared hope for. Thank you, Matthew.
Research Updates for 07/23/20
Memo from Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Matthew Mench regarding research continuity during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Guide to COVID-19 Infection Response in Research Labs, Studios and Creative Spaces: the attached document (also online) details the necessary procedure for dealing with a case of COVID-19 infection or suspected infection. This document builds on the more general campus guidance for when a case of COVID-19 is reported, and is designed to assist department heads and lab directors. Continue reading