(Halifax [N. S.] Chronicle Herald) Eight people will receive honorary degrees from Dalhousie University from May 24 to June 1. The recipients include Thom Mason, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who led a $1.4-billion project known as the Spallation Neutron Source project. The Dartmouth native graduated from Dalhousie with a science degree in 1986....5/10
(Knoxville News Sentinel) ORNL Director Thom Mason said the recent budget allocations for Fiscal Year 2011 indicate that CASL will receive a little less than $16 million in funding....5/11
(PhysOrg) MATERIALS: Stir in extrusion tech . . .
MATERIALS: Nanodots to the rescue . . .
COMPUTING: Parareal boost for fusion . . .
MATERIALS: Details of disorder . . . .5/10
(Knoxville News Sentinel) Chris Ludtka, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, is winner of the $20,000 UT-Battelle Scholarship. His parents Gerald Ludtka and Gail Mackiewicz-Ludtka are researchers in ORNL's Materials Processing research group....5/10
(DOE Press Release) The loan guarantee will support the construction of the Alamosa Solar Generating Project, a 30 megawatt net capacity High Concentration Solar Photovoltaic generation project located in south-central Colorado near the city of Alamosa....5/10
(Knoxville News Sentinel) "I did it willfully," the 82-year-old Catholic priest said Tuesday. "I was full of good will that in some way something very positive could happen here. Nobody gave me a badge or anything else. It wasn't necessary. I was where I had to be."...5/11
(NPR) Top lawmakers from both parties agree that sooner or later they'll have to vote to raise the debt limit. But the vote may come at a price....5/11
State & Regional
(Tennessean) The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant was flagged by federal authorities with a "red" level violation, the highest in terms of safety significance, for a cooling system valve that failed, which will mean closer scrutiny of the TVA operation....5/11
(Christian Science Monitor) For one day at least, the allure of Elvis Presley, blues music, and juicy barbecue are temporarily playing second fiddle to Mississippi River floodwaters that crested at nearly 48 feet Tuesday – the city's highest level in 74 years....5/11