3/10/14 12:27 pm •
The Lady Vols captured a record seventeenth SEC Championship on Sunday with a 71-70 victory over the University of Kentucky. The #6 Lady Vols have now won four of the last six SEC Tournament titles and seven of the last ten. The team now looks ahead to the NCAA championship tournament, which holds its first two rounds in Knoxville on March 22 and 24. The Lady Vols will pursue their “Grind for Nine,” to add a ninth national championship trophy to their collection.
3/12/14 11:49 am •
Each year, more than six hundred people from more than thirty-five states and beyond descend on the Great Smoky Mountains as flowers bloom in almost every hue to explore plant and animal life during the annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. The event is sponsored, in part, by several campus departments.
3/12/14 11:10 am •
The university has partnered with Campus Televideo, powered by DirecTV, to provide expanded digital cable service for the campus. This new service expands channel offerings and provides more than fifty high-definition channels. The new digital service requires faculty and staff who have analog (nondigital) televisions in their offices or classrooms to get digital-to-analog converter boxes.
3/12/14 11:02 am •
Harry “Hap” McSween has worked for the university for thirty-seven years. He’s been giving back to UT for more than thirty years. A Chancellor’s Professor, distinguished professor of earth and planetary sciences, and last year’s SEC Professor of the Year in 2013, McSween gives back to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. “I’m just trying to make my academic program stronger,” he says. The Big Orange Family Campaign wraps up this week, and there are lots of ways for faculty and staff to give back to the areas of campus that matter most to them.
3/12/14 10:13 am •
Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall announced this week staffing plans for the Office of Equity and Diversity. Over the next year, the office will operate under an interim-staffing plan. Effective immediately, Jenny Richter will become the interim director. A search will be conducted for a twelve-month limited duration appointment interim assistant director.
3/11/14 1:33 pm •
Participants can get a whirlwind education on a variety of topics at Mic/Nite, where eleven UT faculty members will take turns making short presentations about their work. This semester’s Mic/Nite will be held on Thursday, March 13, at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 North Central Avenue. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, including a cash bar and free pizza. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude around 8:30 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.
3/11/14 12:34 pm •
A team of students is heading to Trelawney, Jamaica, for the first international Alternative Spring Break trip in seven years. Since 1993, UT’s Alternative Break program has offered students the opportunity to spend their fall and spring breaks engaged in community service projects meant to increase their awareness of social issues and strengthen the communities served.
- Graduate Programs in Engineering, Business Nationally Ranked by U.S. News and World Report
- Parking and Transit Permit Office Gives to the Big Orange Family Campaign
- UT, ORNL Part of Breakthrough Reducing Size of LEDs
- Boyd Venture Fund Seeking Applications from Student-Owned Companies for Spring 2014 Grants
- 2014 Spring Cleanup Launches March 17
- Spring 2014 Cleanup Schedule
- Middle, High School Students Here for History Day at UT
UT in the News
- 3/06/14 • McClung Museum Sculpture “Sandy” In the News
- 3/03/14 • WUOT: Internal Clocks and Bright Lights From Above
- 2/28/14 • The New Yorker: A Star in a Bottle
- 2/26/14 • News Sentinel: UT joins manufacturing hub
- 2/24/14 • The Detroit News: White House to unveil manufacturing institute headquartered in Canton
- 2/24/14 • News Sentinel: LED North America, Bandit install new lights at Thompson Boling