One Health Day Scheduled for November 3, Simek Researches Ancient Cave Art
One Health Day Scheduled for November 3, Simek Researches Ancient Cave Art

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UT Master's student Tatianna Griffin, Anthropology
Tatianna Griffin, a Master’s student in the Department of Anthropology, is working to aid in the recovery and restoration of Citizens Cemetery, the oldest, and possibly largest, historical Black cemetery in Knoxville. Her work seeks to not only be a catalyst for restoration of the space, but also to gain a greater understanding of the need for care of Black sacred cultural spaces within the community.
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UT announced today the creation of a new Intel oneAPI Center of Excellence to provide solutions in high performance computing and visualization using oneAPI—an open sourced, unified programming model that simplifies development across multiple types of architectures. 
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University of Tennessee students exhibited creativity designing floating wetlands
In 1980, a group of recreational cavers discovered the first ancient cave art site in North America in the dark zones of caves located south of Knoxville, Tennessee. Jan Simek, professor of anthropology, is currently researching the importance and significance of this art form.
Knoxville Open trophy
Five communities have been accepted to the 2022 cohort of the Tennessee RiverTowns Program, bringing the total number of people engaged to 1 Million. Through this partnership,  communities will have access to economic benefits, as well as improved quality of life.
Knoxville Open trophy
Many types of dangerous contraband are not easily detectable, yet they are still extremely dangerous. Jason Hayward, professor of nuclear engineering, is now leading a study to develop rapid and reliable detection of contraband, including explosives, weapons, and drugs.
Alumni startup, Mobius—which develops lignin-biomass-based biodegradable plastics for agricultural applications—has entered Phase II of their SBIR grant and recently received a $300,000 match award from Launch Tennessee.  
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The Science Alliance has announced a call for proposals for the Support for Affiliated Research Teams (StART) award. Applications are being accepted through InfoReady. The application deadline is November 2, 2021. For additional information visit the Science Alliance website


CEHHS Receives Grant to Improve Literacy Standards for Educator Preparation Providers—Jeremy Mobley Receives NACADA Outstanding New Advisor Award—UTIA Professor, Students Recognized at 2021 Tennessee Entomological Society Awards—CEHHS Program Receives National Recognition—Kevin Tomsovic Honored as Chancellor’s Professor—UT’s Ninth Rhodes Scholar Hera Jay Brown Continues Refugee Studies, Supports Scholar Rescue Fund
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