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A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement

Graduate Student Spotlight: Grace Sarabia
The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is scheduled to land on Mars tomorrow, in search of signs of ancient microbial life. Searching for the presence of extraterrestrial life is at the heart of the research being done by Grace Sarabia, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemistry. 
Learn more about Sarabia's search for extraterrestrial life
ORNL and UT Name Bienvenue Director of Oak Ridge Institute
Joan Bienvenue has been selected as the first executive director of the Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee, established last year to align the expertise and infrastructure of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the university in support of world-leading research and talent development.
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Asad Khattak, Beaman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is conducting research that may provide a basis for policymakers and others to improve motorcycle safety. Khattak is seeking to understand the variables that correlate with motorcycle crashes and injuries. 
Scientific Journals
UTIA Researchers have been awarded nearly $500,000 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve productivity, resiliency and overall health of eastern grasslands. The project seeks to change the overall health of these ecosystems by studying novel grassland systems across the eastern U.S.
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UT faculty are invited to participate in National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's Faculty Success Program. The program is intended for tenure-track and tenured faculty members who are looking to improve research productivity, as well as propel work-life balance and personal growth to new levels.
Click here for informaiton about the 2021 Innovative Teaching & Learning Conference
Chancellor's Commission for Blacks Accepting Award Nominations
The Commission for Blacks is currently seeking nominations for the Hardy Liston Jr. Symbol of Hope Award and the Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award. These awards recognize faculty, staff, and students that demonstrate a commitment to community engagement and promote diversity and inclusion. 


Kostas Vogiatzis wins Outstanding Junior Faculty Award—Burton C. English earns Lifetime Achievement Award—Karen DeLong receives Emerging Scholar Award.
Read all recent Recognitions

Upcoming Events

Find additional events on ORE's workshop portal or on the UT calendar.

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Office of Research and Engagement
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: 865-974-3466
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