UT professor receives award
A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor who is one of the world's leading experts on invasive species has received the world's pre-eminent prize for ecology and environmental science.
Daniel Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has won the 2012 Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology. The award is presented annually by the Government of Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeast Spain.
Simberloff, who in May became UT's third faculty member in history to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, is being honored for his contributions to the structure and dynamics of ecological communities and for his application of these studies to conservation biology.
"Living Light" travels to UTC
Living Light, the university's energy-efficient, solar-powered house, is traveling to Chattanooga as part of a multi-city tour of the state from July 20-29.
This is the home's last stop before it comes back to Knoxville where it will reside at the UT Gardens.
The 750-square-foot home will be on the corner of Manufacturers Road and Cherokee Boulevard in front of Renaissance Park in downtown Chattanooga.
UT athletes to compete in 2012 Olympics
Eleven athletes with UT ties will compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. UT will be represented in men's and women's track and field, women's basketball, and women's soccer.
In addition, Olympic gold medalist Benita Fitzgerald Mosley—an alumna and new Alumni Board member—is USA Track & Field's (USATF) chief of sport performance. She oversees USATF's high-performance and athlete development programs, Team USA management, elite athlete services, sport science and medicine, anti-doping, coaching education and certification, and national championship meet management. Mosley, a 1984 graduate of the College of Engineering, won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, becoming the first African American woman and second American woman, after Babe Didrikson Zaharias in 1932, to accomplish the feat.