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Block The Bomb: How Cold Warriors Stopped Nuclear Smuggling

With the dawn of the atomic age came a highly classified operation to intercept nuclear explosives at U.S. airports.

Eric Abelquist Retiring from ORAU After 27 Years with Organization

Eric Abelquist, Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer for ORAU, announced at the Friday morning meeting of the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) that he was retiring after 27 years with the organization.

“Spark Innovation Center” holds its virtual ribbon cutting

The University of Tennessee (UT) Research Park hosted a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon for its new “Spark Innovation Center.” More than 80 people tuned-in for the event, delivered via Lunchpool, that featured brief descriptions by the six inaugural participants along with welcoming remarks from UT President Randy Boyd, UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, and, by a pre-recorded video, Thomas Zacharia, Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Texas A&M System and the University of Tennessee Join Forces in Bid for Contract at Pantex, Y-12

Top leaders of The Texas A&M University System and the University of Tennessee System announced a strategic alliance Thursday for purposes of joining a team to compete for the management-and-operations contract of the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee and the Pantex Plant in Texas.

Roane State receives “Tennessee Community CARES” grant to help students, businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Roane State Foundation recently received a $75,000 “Tennessee Community CARES” grant to assist Roane State students impacted by COVID-19 and provide training for local small businesses, entrepreneurs and contractors to help them build their businesses and be more responsive during the pandemic.