Register Now for NIH Day, March 31
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Sprecher Receives Grant for New Work, “The Garden”
With the support of research development staff in the Office of Research and Engagement, Jered Sprecher, a professor in the School of Art recently received a 2020 Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship and was awarded $5,000 for a new project called “The Garden.”
Learn more about Sprecher's work
Geoscientist Richard Alley standing on glacier

Richard Alley, Leading Voice on Changing Glaciers to Deliver Mossman Lecture

Richard Alley, a leading geoscientist who has been studying glaciers and sea level change for more than 30 years, will deliver the sixth annual Mossman Distinguished Lecture on March 4. Learn more at

ORE to Host NIH Day on March 31

ORE is hosting NIH Day to recognize and celebrate the achievements of UT’s biomedical research community. Attendees will hear an overview of the sponsor, funding trends and recent changes, learn about science funded by the NIH, and meet Research Development staff supporting NIH researchers. NIH Day will take place on March 31 from 1–6 p.m. 
Learn more and register at
Nuclear power
A group of UT and ORNL researchers have developed a breakthrough radiation-resistant material. The research has resulted in alloys that are much more tolerant to radiation, giving them a longer life in terms of their use in nuclear power production.
Nashville Capitol
Eight undergraduate students are in Nashville today, presenting their research at Posters at the Capitol, an event that allows legislators to meet undergraduates and see the caliber of research being conducted at the University of Tennessee.
Uday Vaidya
Uday Vaidya is a researcher, mentor, and director who has greatly contributed to the research and development of engineered polymers, fibers, and composites. He is an expert on the manufacturing and use of fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites for a range of applications, and he is this month's subject of UTRF's Inventor Spotlight!

Upcoming Events

Find other similar events on the ORE website or on the UT calendar.

Grant Deadline Extended: UT Open Textbook/OER Grant Program

The Open Textbook/OER Grant Program is intended to help incentivize adoptions and adaptations of Open Educational Resources (OERs). Instructors are eligible to receive awards of up to $2,500 to adopt or adapt an existing open textbook or other OER for a course. Proposals are due by March 20.
Learn more at

3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition that challenges graduate students to present a compelling talk on their Thesis/Dissertation topic and its significance in just three minutes to a lay audience. 
Learn more about the 3MT here.

ORE to offer Fulbright Information Session

ORE is offering a Fulbright Information Session to provide useful information and cogent advice about applying for a faculty Fulbright fellowship, and it should serve as a good starting point for the current application process. The application deadline this year is September 15. 
Learn more about this workshop here.


Adrian Gonzalez joins TNI's Chemistry Expert Committee—Annette Summers Engel, Christopher M. Fedo named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science—Elizabeth Herndon awarded nearly $1,000,000 by NSF
Read all recent Recognitions

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