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 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 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.
3/11/14 11:50 am •
One of the fastest growing graduate programs at UT has again risen in the 2015 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released today. UT’s graduate program in nuclear engineering now ranks fifth among all universities in the nation. The supply chain management and logistics graduate program held steady at seventh place among public universities and eleventh place nationally, the same as last year.
3/11/14 10:00 am •
This is the last week of the Big Orange Family Campaign, an opportunity for the campus community to contribute to the university’s shared vision through designated gifts to any established fund. UT has the best faculty and staff in the country, and our community has already established a strong history of giving back to the university in many ways. Staff from the Parking and Transit Permit Office created a video to help encourage others on campus to participate in the Big Orange Family Campaign.
3/10/14 4:25 pm •
University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics, thanks in part to a breakthrough by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows.
3/10/14 3:38 pm •
For the seventh consecutive semester, the Boyd Venture Fund is soliciting applications from student-owned companies interested in securing a grant to help grow their businesses. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, March 24. The UT Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation administers the fund. All UT students, regardless of academic discipline or degree program (doctoral, master’s, or undergraduate) are eligible to apply.
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