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August 30, 2015 4:43 PM ET

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Company Overview of The University of Tennessee

Company Overview

The University of Tennessee is an education institution which provides undergraduate and graduate programs. It offers courses in agricultural sciences and natural resources; animal science; biosystems engineering; environmental and soil sciences; forestry; architecture; art; chemistry; economics; English; geography; and history. The university was founded in 1794 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1331 Circle Park Drive

320 Student Services Building

Knoxville, TN 37996-0003

United States

Founded in 1794

Phone:

865-974-1000

Fax:

865-974-6341

Key Executives for The University of Tennessee

Chancellor
Executive Vice President and Vice President of Research & Economic Development
Dean of Extension
Vice President of Public Service
Director of the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The University of Tennessee Key Developments

Mellanox to Develop New Open-Source Network Communication Framework

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. has announced a collaboration with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or ORNL, IBM, the University of Tennessee, NVIDIA, and high-performance computing, or HPC, industry leaders, laboratories and academia to develop a new open-source network communication framework for high-performance and data-centric applications. Traditionally there have been three popular mainstream communication frameworks to support various interconnect technologies and programming languages: MXM, developed by Mellanox Technologies; PAMI, developed by IBM; and UCCS, developed by ORNL, the University of Houston, and the University of Tennessee. UCX will unify the strengths and capabilities of each of these communication libraries and optimize them into one unified communication framework that delivers essential building blocks for the development of a high-performance communication ecosystem.

The University of Tennessee Announces Board Changes

Ned McWherter has appointed two West Tennessee lawyers to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, giving the Democratic governor a majority on the board for the first time since he took office 3½ years ago. McWherter appointed King W. Rogers, of Memphis, and J. Houston Gordon, of Covington, to six-year terms, the governor's office. The appointments push to 10 the number of members of the 19 person board that McWherter has appointed or reappointed. Members are not paid. Rogers succeeds Memphis insurance executive Jack J. Craddock. Gordon succeeds Clarksville businessman Ben S. Kimbrough.

The University of Tennessee and Eastman Chemical Co. Signs on Research Deal

The University of Tennessee took another step to broaden its role in advanced technology as it signed an agreement with Eastman Chemical Co. to collaborate on research, particularly in neutron science and additive manufacturing. The deal, made at Eastman's world headquarters in Kingston. As part of the Eastman agreement, that company will provide $750,000 in funding over three years to support research efforts between Eastman scientists and UT faculty and students. The Eastman partnership is meant to make use of UT’s capabilities in neutron science, polymers and additive manufacturing in Eastman’s efforts to understand polymer behavior in thin films and in 3-D printed advanced composites.

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