Evaluate Trial of Security and Counter-Terrorism Database

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International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC) is a database that offers information on virtually every dimension of security and counter-terrorism using scholarly information. ISCTRC provides a comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. It contains full text journals and periodicals, news feeds, reports, summaries, FAQs, books, and blogs, just to name a few.

Please go to http://www.lib.utk.edu/colldev/test/testpp.html and double click International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC.)

Tennessee Reads: Dr. Bruce Wheeler to discuss Knoxville History

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Dr. Bruce Wheeler presents: Knoxville: A Mountain City in the New South
Tennessee Reads
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25
University of Tennessee University Club (Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive)
Free and open to the public

Is Knoxville more Appalachian than Southern? Did onetime mayor and grocery store owner Cas Walker single-handedly impede progress in Knoxville for decades?

Discover Knoxville’s complicated, colorful past on Tuesday, April 25 when Dr. Bruce Wheeler, author of Knoxville: A Mountain City in the New South, will speak to the Tennessee Reads Book Club. The talk begins at 7 pm and will be held at UT’s University Club at the corner of Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Knoxville’s history is often blanketed by myths and falsehoods. Wheeler will discuss the colliding forces that have shaped Knoxville’s past: country and city, North and South, the poor and the elite. Wheeler will also highlight some of Knoxville’s more interesting characters, such as Perez Dickinson, Edward Sanford, George Dempster (of Dempster Dumpsters), Louis Brownlow, Carlene Malone, Victor Ashe, Jake Butcher and the ever-captivating Cas Walker.

Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with Wheeler and purchase the book.

The Tennessee Reads book club was founded to celebrate the great literature and fascinating history of Tennessee by featuring titles from the University of Tennessee Press. The event is sponsored by the UT Press, WUOT, and the University of Tennessee Library Friends.

Why Neutrons?

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Dr. Ian S. Anderson introduces the Spallation Neutron Source
Hodges Library Auditorium
Tuesday, April 25, 2 pm
free and open to the public

What do credit cards, pocket calculators, compact discs, shatterproof windshields and satellite weather information have in common?

Each has been improved by neutron-scattering research.

Why do scientists use neutron beams to study materials and their properties? Here is your chance to find out!

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), a one-of-a-kind facility in Oak Ridge that will provide the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world, is almost complete. This $1.4 billion facility will allow thousands of scientists to improve the qualities of the materials that we use in our daily lives.

Dr. Ian S. Anderson, director of the Experimental Facilities Division for the Spallation Neutron Source will discuss SNS, why the facility is being built and what might be done with the neutrons it produces.

Dr. Ian S. Anderson is director of the Experimental Facilities Division for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). Before joining the SNS in March 2002, Dr. Anderson was Head of the Neutron Optics Laboratory at the Institute Laue Langevin, in Grenoble, France. There, he led a team working on the development and production of optical elements for neutron beam instrumentation. Dr. Anderson obtained a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in physics from Birmingham University and B.A. and M.A. degrees in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, England.