The Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832, a project that has obtained photocopies of every known and available Jackson document, at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington earlier this month. Volume X of the Jackson Papers was edited by UT Department of History faculty members Daniel Feller, Thomas Coens, and Laura-Eve Moss.
UT Libraries Hosts Day of Research for East Tennessee Non-Profits
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries is helping local non-profit organizations gain access to the latest research. At a half-day event in the John C. Hodges Library, East Tennessee non-profits will receive research assistance and access to peer-reviewed journals. Participating non-profits were selected by lottery. The participants include a dozen United Way and Community Shares member agencies.
Recognitions, March 24
Chris Fedo, the Carden Professor of Sedimentary Geology in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is one of the newest members of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover mission.
Ashley Maynor, digital humanities librarian, has been named a “mover and shaker” in the library field by the national publication Library Journal.
Stephen Blackwell, a UT professor of Russian in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, has been getting a lot of attention for his book Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art — the first full appraisal of Vladimir Nabokov’s contributions as a scientist. Reviews have recently appeared in the New Yorker, Nature, and the Washington Post.
Yahoo Releases Largest-ever Web Browser Data Set to Researchers
Recently, Yahoo, Inc. released the largest-ever web browser data set to university researchers. With 13.5 terabytes of anonymized information on the browsing and reading habits of approximately 20 million users, the move benefits both academic researchers and the struggling technology company.
Recognitions, Jan. 15
Associate Dean of Libraries Holly Mercer will participate in the 2016-17 Leadership Fellows program sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries. Mercer is associate dean for research and scholarly communication and director of Newfound Press at UT. She is one of twenty-eight fellows selected from a pool of university professionals in the US and Canada.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering, already tied as the No. 4 public nuclear engineering program in the country, welcomed Richard Wood as a full-time professor in January. Wood recently retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he held a joint appointment with UT.
The UT Research Foundation is honored to present the 2016 Wheeley Awardto Shigetoshi Eda, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries (UTIA), and to Jayne Wu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (UTK).