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Graduate Student Spotlight: Jonathan Cox

Growing up in East Tennessee, Jonathan Cox spent hours exploring the natural areas in and around Knoxville, flipping over rocks and looking for salamanders and insects. Now a graduate student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cox's research focuses on the loss of the Eastern hemlock, and how that affects salamanders.
Read more about Cox's research
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Eight UT students have been selected to be a part of the 2020 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

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UT researchers in public health, economics, public policy, agriculture, and veterinary medicine have created Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19) to provide evidence-based information in response to questions from policy makers, industry leaders, and the public in Tennessee.
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During these days of social distancing, UT faculty can be assured that the Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) continues to serve their research endeavors, albeit remotely. Staff in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Research Development (RD) continue to be available through Zoom meetings, phone calls, and emails. 
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In February 2020, a new University of Tennessee Community of Scholars (CoS) formed around opioid dependency. The UT Substance Abuse Workgroup includes participants from UT and several organizations throughout East Tennessee. Learn more at
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The 24th Annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EUReCA) took place earlier this week. Although it was the 24th time this event has been held, it was the first to be held virtually! In fact, UT was the first university in the country to host a virtual poster symposium of this kind.
In an effort to provide support to faculty in an evolving environment, the Science Alliance has issued a modified Joint Directed Research Development (JDRD) call for proposals focusing on areas of relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic.


UT ranks #1 in the nation with five Goldwater Scholars—Eight UT students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships—Kristina Gordon and Anthony Pellegrino receive Engaged Scholarship Incentive Grants—Sergey Gavrilets receives more than $1.1 million in grants from the Office of Army Research—Interdisciplinary team from UT and the Firefighters Burn Center develop an app to meet recovery needs of burn center patients—Tickle College of Engineering announces their 2020 Faculty & Staff Awards winners
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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