12/02/13 9:26 am •
Tom Brokaw, NBC anchor and author, shared his big idea for keeping the U.S. workforce competitive through public service academies at land grant universities created through public/private partnerships. His idea aims to reinvigorate public service across the country and bring people together in a time of deep political divisions. Brokaw headlined the Baker Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
11/25/13 2:23 pm •
Lindsay Lee, a senior studying math and Spanish, has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the most prestigious international award a student can earn. Lee, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is the seventh UT student to receive the honor in the Rhodes program’s 111-year history. “I am incredibly humbled to be in the same shoes as some of the most important movers and shakers around the world,” Lee said.
12/04/13 10:43 am •
A section of Phillip Fulmer Way from Cumberland Avenue to Middle Drive will close on Monday, December 16, as part of the ongoing Student Union construction project. Vehicles still will be able to access Middle Drive and the Hill by turning right from northbound Phillip Fulmer Way next to Neyland Stadium.
12/04/13 10:07 am •
The university has announced a plan to increase the system-wide minimum pay rate for regular full- and part-time employees to $9.00 an hour effective January 1. A second increase will follow on June 30 to $9.50 per hour. The increases will impact approximately 223 current employees across the UT system; 171 Knoxville campus employees and eighteen employees from the Institute of Agriculture will benefit. Student workers are not included in the minimum pay increases.
12/03/13 4:36 pm •
As UT moves toward establishing a service-learning program called the Smart Communities Initiative, the campus community is invited to learn more about a similar, and very successful, program operating in Oregon. Representatives from the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative will be on campus Monday, December 9, to discuss their cross-disciplinary Sustainable City Year Program with faculty, staff, students, and members of the public sector.
12/03/13 3:29 pm •
Overall enrollee satisfaction with the TennCare program is at its highest level, according to a UT report released today. Ninety-five percent of TennCare recipients surveyed expressed satisfaction with the care they received, the highest level since the program’s inception. This finding is included in “The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients 2013,” prepared by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
12/02/13 3:33 pm •
A team of students from the College of Engineering AIChE student chapter returned from the 2013 AIChE National Conference in San Francisco with a list of awards. Kelli Byrne, a senior in chemical engineering, won the Praxair’s ScaleUp Award for her essay submission. Her paper compared the emissions of greenhouse gases from hydrogen production through […]
UT in the News
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- 12/02/13 • News Sentinel: UT expert, Scientists excited to learn from approaching comet ISON
- 12/02/13 • Times Free Press: UT professor to research carbon in soil
- 11/27/13 • WBIR-TV: UT professor helped invent the first PC
- 11/25/13 • Oak Ridge Today and NBC News: UT senior from Oak Ridge named a Rhodes Scholar, starts Oxford studies in October
- 11/22/13 • Metro Pulse: UT’s McClung Museum Presents Two Centuries of Stunning Southwestern Pottery