4/24/14 11:09 am •
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments and service last night during the annual Honors Banquet. The banquet is the university’s largest honors event of the year. Distinguished Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor Harry “Hap” McSween was named as the 2014 Maceberaer, the highest faculty award. Twelve graduating seniors received the Torchbearer award, UT’s highest student honor.
4/15/14 10:58 am •
Four students who spent two weeks in Croatia in March produced a thirty-minute program while they were abroad. It will air on WBIR on Easter Sunday, April 20. The program will be part of the UT TODAY show that airs at 11:30 a.m. The students’ trip was part of an exchange funded by a US State Department grant and led by Professor Sam Swan.
4/24/14 12:13 pm •
UT is introducing a one-year Executive MBA in Healthcare Leadership program for health care professionals. The inaugural class will begin in January 2015. Led by student requests, the program is a fusion of the College of Business Administration’s Physician Executive MBA program and its nondegree executive development programming. The Physician Executive MBA program has been ranked the No. 1 preferred MBA program exclusively for physicians by Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician magazine for more than ten years.
4/23/14 1:57 pm •
UT students head to Washington, DC, this week to compete in the second phase of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability. The projects will be exhibited on the National Mall April 25–27 as part of the National Sustainable Design Expo. Winners will receive up to $90,000 in grant funding to turn their designs into real-world applications and implement them in the marketplace.
4/23/14 12:14 pm •
Manufacturing is gaining momentum nationwide, creating jobs, and it is expected to grow faster than the overall US economy, according to the latest quarterly economic forecast from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. The College of Business Administration recognizes this game-changing resurgence and is using its supply chain and manufacturing expertise to shape the industry and inspire change. UT will host the inaugural Executive Summit for Manufacturing Leaders on May 2 in the James A. Haslam II Business Building.
4/23/14 11:39 am •
A group of Facilities Services workers are getting an opportunity to sharpen their English skills thanks to a free program offered by the English Language Institute. The class, which began in January, meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Four faculty from ELI volunteered to teach the class on a rotating basis, and about nine facilities staffers, all of whom speak English as a second language, have stuck with the course. The final class of the semester is Friday, April 25.
4/23/14 11:04 am •
Pete Claussen, founder and CEO of Gulf and Ohio Railways Inc. and Knoxville Locomotive Works, will present “Green Locomotives” on Friday at this semester’s final Science Forum. The weekly brown-bag lunch series allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation. The Science Forum begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena. It is free and open to the public.
- Research Compliance Officer Lawson Retiring After Quarter Century
- Partial Closure of Circle Drive Set for Saturday
- UT Honors Sevier, Davidson County Educators for Excellence in Leadership
- CURENT Honored with Spot In USA Science and Engineering Festival
- Doctoral Student Selected to Attend Meeting with Nobel Laureates
- Confucius Institute Brings Top Musician to Perform April 24
- UT Law Graduates Fare Well in ABA Employment Survey
UT in the News
- 4/22/14 • CNN, Czech newspaper feature views on Ukraine from nuclear engineering trio
- 4/17/14 • Metro Pulse: Review: UT Opera’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’
- 4/09/14 • College of Engineering’s Dr. Han Addresses Inherent Red Light Camera Issues
- 4/08/14 • College of Engineering’s David Icove speaks to Canadian TV
- 4/04/14 • News Sentinel: Startup co-founded by UT grad swims on ‘Shark Tank’
- 3/21/14 • Andy White of UT Aerospace and Defense MBA Program In the News