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Testimony: Professor noted ties to China in reports

Jun. 09, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university to get research grants from a federal agency filed multiple reports with the school detailing his ties, according to court testimony. Anming Hu is...

Professor charged with hiding China ties claims innocence

Jun. 08, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government is innocent of the federal charges, his attorney said during a trial in Knoxville. ...

Trial begins for professor accused of hiding ties to China

Jun. 07, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury trial began Monday in the case of a University of Tennessee professor charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. The trial in Knoxville federal court is...

Accelerator aims to grow tech companies in East Tennessee

Jun. 03, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee System are partnering with Techstars to launch a startup accelerator that aims to grow 30 technology companies over three years. Techstars’...

University of Tennessee Martin offering free ACT workshops

Jun. 01, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Education and the University of Tennessee at Martin are offering free online workshops to help students prepare for the ACT, one of the standard college entrance exams. The course begins this summer and is designed for...

Cicadas are threat to young fruit trees, experts say

May. 06, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The periodical cicadas that emerge every 17 years are due to show up again in Tennessee, and University of Tennessee Extension officials say they could threaten young fruit trees. Trees are at risk if there is a large cicada population nearby,...

U of Tennessee system won't require student COVID-19 shots

Apr. 20, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system will not require its students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The board approved the rule Tuesday that doesn't include COVID-19 and flu shots among the student inoculations required at its campuses...