12/09/13 9:12 am •
More than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees from UT this week. Commencement ceremonies will be held Thursday and Friday. The featured speaker for the undergraduate ceremony will be Jacob Hayes, a member of the graduating class.
12/10/13 9:36 am •
In 2001, Taylor Eighmy was issued a patent for an invention that keeps heavy metal from contaminated marine sediments from seeping further into the water. Now, UT’s vice chancellor for research and engagement at UT is being honored for his contributions in innovation and technology development with the election to the 2013 class of National Academy of Inventors Fellows.
12/10/13 9:16 am •
Classes may be over, but UT has plenty of activities to enjoy throughout December. Here are some events holiday “staycationers” won’t want to miss.
12/09/13 2:14 pm •
Tom Cervone has returned to UT as managing director of the Professional Master of Business Administration program. Cervone is a 2010 graduate of the program, which is based in the College of Business Administration. Since graduation, he has been serving as a leadership development coach for the program.
12/09/13 11:51 am •
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will offer a free stroller tour celebrating winter and the holidays on Monday, December 16. Parents and caregivers with toddlers or babies are invited to meet in the museum’s lobby before taking a winter-themed tour of the museum’s decorative arts gallery, The Decorative Experience.
12/09/13 10:35 am •
The recent passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela caused one UT professor to recall her chance meeting with him. Catherine Higgs, professor of history and vice chair of Africana studies, met Mandela in the Johannesburg airport in February 1991, a year after he was released after serving twenty-seven years in jail for protesting against the apartheid state.
12/09/13 9:47 am •
A woman with a dubious reputation. Presidential cabinet members at each other’s throats. A president with a conspiracy theory. It’s not a fictional story of political intrigue. It’s real-life drama—detailed through the correspondence chronicled in the ninth volume of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, recently published by the University of Tennessee Press.
UT in the News
- 12/10/13 • News Sentinel: Technology helps bring piece of past back to UT grad
- 12/09/13 • News Sentinel video: Laura-Eve Moss discusses the Andrew Jackson Papers collection
- 12/09/13 • Chattanooga Times Free Press: Amazon starts collecting Tennessee sale tax Jan. 1
- 12/09/13 • News Sentinel: UT Research Foundation awards funding grants
- 12/05/13 • WBIR-TV: Study, Gut instincts predict marriage success
- 12/05/13 • Voice of America: Crocodiles, Alligators May Lure Prey with Sticks