Spring 2022

In this issue, we explore just a small percentage of the research occurring at all of our campuses. From honey to hemp, advanced manufacturing to DNA, UT’s researchers and students work toward finding solutions that could impact Tennessee residents and the world. Along the way, patents lead to potential through entrepreneurship and licenses to existing companies.

It’s in our quest for discoveries that we learn the questions to ask and how to seek the answers. It’s that quest that continues long after students leave the laboratories and embark on careers. And it’s the questions two alumni ask in retirement as they continue to seek answers to help others and their pets. At the University of Tennessee, our quests do not end just because a diploma hangs on a wall or a career height is attained.

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A Fish Story

UT Martin aids in researching Asian Carp.

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Staying Connected

CIS Partners with UT Tickle College of Engineering, Chattanooga Company to improve internet access.

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Suresh Babu, center, works with students on the MELD Machine inside the Machine Tool Research Center.

Advancing The Nation

UT Knoxville has risen as a leader in advanced manufacturing research with efforts focused on national security and economic development.

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Melanie Ponce

Swamp Scholar

How a summer in the Louisiana Swamp shaped a UT Southern student’s future.

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Plant Dreams

AgCenter for Synthetic Biology ‘reprograms’ plants to do new things.

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UTC Professor of Psychology Ralph Hood

Religious Right Down to DNA

UTC professor investigates impact of religion.

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One of the Richest Representations

Building a bio repository to quickly diagnose diseases.

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Not a Simple Sugar

UTM student, professor build a honey of a library.

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Julian Cosner

Nipping it in the Bud

Doctoral student studies hemp pest management.

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Randy Body

Working Together to Solve our Greatest Research Challenges

Advancing the frontiers of knowledge creates a more just, prosperous and sustainable future through research, scholarship and creative work.

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David Anderson, Ady the dog, Jack Lacey and Ed Pershing

A Partnership to Health

A talk with Jack Lacey and Ed Pershing.

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Getting Hands Dirty

Engineering students find solutions for local rehab facility.

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UT Research Foundation 2021 Fiscal Year Stats

By The Numbers

Technology commercialization impact from UT’s Research Enterprise.

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Quests For Discovery

UT Alumni respond to request about their own quests for discovery.

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Expedition of Adventure

Traveling with the UTAA tours and travel program creates a sense of connection with UT while exploring the world.

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From left, Wayne County Executive Jim Mangubat and Waynesboro City Manager John Hickman

Mural Campaign Expands

Throughout November and December 2021, “Everywhere you look, UT” mural campaign has expanded its reach with the addition of five…

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Points of Pride

Nine new monuments dedicated to UTK’s National Pan-Hellenic Council now have a permanent location along Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway.

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Cornel West

West Speaks at UTC

Headlining MLK Day 2022 at UT Chattanooga, West, the commentator with opinions on race, social justice and activism, spent 90…

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UTS and Boys and Girls Club: An Enduring Partnership

UT Southern continues to partner with and support the Boys and Girls Club of Pulaski.

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Dexter Davis pictured with his ninth cohort of students to attend and work at a Super Bowl from UT Martin.

Students Work Super Bowl and NHL All-Star Game

The ninth cohort of UT Martin students to attend and work at a Super Bowl traveled Feb. 13 to Los…

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Peter Buckley and Harley

Welcome, Dr. Buckley!

Peter F. Buckley began his tenure as the 11th chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in February.

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The Charles and Julie Wharton Large Animal Hospital

Large Animal Hospital Named

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) Large Animal Hospital has been named in honor of long-time benefactors Charles and…

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The Parthenon in Nashville

TLC Provides Translation for Parthenon Visitors

Parthenon officials strive to make its audio tour accessible to all visitors.

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