The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville or UT) is a public land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1794, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2011 ranking of universities, U.S. News & World Report ranked UTK at 104th of all national universities and public institutions of higher learning. Its ties to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, established under UT President Andrew Holt and continued under the UT-Battelle partnership, allow for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students. Also affiliated with the University are the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, and the University of Tennessee Arboretum, which occupies 250 acres (1.0 km) of nearby Oak Ridge and features hundreds of species of plants indigenous to the region.
Understanding the turbulence of gases in planet-forming protoplanetary disks
(Phys.org) —Many newly formed stars are surrounded by what are called protoplanetary disks, swirling masses of warm dust and gas that can constitute the core of a developing solar system. Proof of the existence ...
New study predicts extreme climate in Eastern US
From extreme drought to super storms, many wonder what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, does away with the guessing.
New generation is making the holidays mobile
It's getting hard to keep Christmas gifts a secret these days. Last year, Twitter posts revealed what President Obama was buying for his daughters a few days early. ...
Researchers find fungus has cancer-fighting power
Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn't live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm. But a discovery by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxvi ...
Researcher looks to whirligig beetle for bio-inspired robots
Whirligig beetles are named for their whirling movement on top of water, moving rapidly in and taking off into flight.
Study: Unexpected microbes fighting harmful greenhouse gas
The environment has a more formidable opponent than carbon dioxide. Another greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide, is 300 times more potent and also destroys the ozone layer each time it is released into the atmosphere through agricultural ...
Recent droughts could be new normal, may lead to massive tree death, study suggests
Evidence uncovered by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, geography professor suggests recent droughts could be the new normal. This is especially bad news for our nation's forests.
University of Tennessee, ORNL lead national team to study nuclear fusion reactors
Power from nuclear fusion reactors has the promise to be safe, sustainable and limitless. But science has not been able to bring fusion energy to the commercial energy market. This is partly because the operating limits of ...
Student commands Mars rover
Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them. This past week, Chris Tate was mystified by the same power--only ...
Engineering team develops chip for Mars rover
(Phys.org) -- NASAs Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity would have a hard time completing its mission if it were not for a successful partnership between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor-student ...
Study suggests ways Pentagon can cut billions
As with most government agencies, the US Department of Defense faces intense pressure to be more efficient in how it spends tax dollars.
Study: students who complete bachelor's degrees in four years earn more
(Phys.org) -- Going to college -- and completing a bachelors degree in four years -- pays off in dollars and cents.
Researchers take big step to develop nuclear fusion power
Imagine a world without man-made climate change, energy crunches or reliance on foreign oil. It may sound like a dream world, but University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineers have made a giant step toward ...
Anthropologists find American heads are getting larger
White Americans' heads are getting bigger. That's according to research by forensic anthropologists at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
UT releases groundbreaking study on state of economy in Appalachia
A strong community is not unlike a computer. It needs good hardwaretransportation, housing and infrastructureand softwareeducation, health care, and workforce development.