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 4:33 pm •
Students in the UT Management Society and faculty and staff in the Department of Management are supporting Mobile Meals in a big way this holiday season. The student organization raised $3,000 and the department contributed another $600, all of which will fund 1,058 meals for seniors in the community.
12/04/13 4:21 pm •
The campus community is playing a part in helping disadvantaged Knoxville area residents stay warm this winter. Students in the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work organized the UT Coats for the Cold project, which collected more than 500 coats from the university community. The coats will be distributed from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 7, in the KARM Thrift Store parking lot, 733 N. Hall of Fame Drive.
12/04/13 1:16 pm •
The Ready for the World Café concludes the fall season with French-Japanese fusion fare Thursday, December 5. Tickets are sold out for the luncheon, but the café will start up again in the spring semester.
12/04/13 12:00 pm •
UT is helping to expand educational opportunities for deaf youngsters in the Southeast and rural Appalachia. The UT Center on Deafness has received a $1.25 million federal grant to increase the number of deaf education teachers in the region. The program, the Tennessee Education of the Deaf Personnel Preparation Project, is now accepting applicants with coursework to begin in January.
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.
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UT in the News
- 12/03/13 • Changing Course on WUOT-2
- 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