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.
4/17/14 10:32 am •
The UT Humanities Center has announced its third class of fellows for fall 2014. The faculty and graduate student fellowship recipients will be afforded a full year in the Humanities Center to pursue their respective research projects. “The humanities are crucial to our development as thoughtful citizens capable of thinking critically in an ever increasingly complex world. Our knowledge of our historical traditions is an indispensable guide to an enlightened future,” said Thomas Heffernan, director of the Humanities Center.
4/17/14 9:47 am •
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is hosting a Spring Thank You Lunch for campus employees from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Thompson-Boling Arena. UT employees who responded to the last employee engagement survey asked for more opportunities to see and hear directly from their campus or institute leader. A casual lunch to wrap up the semester will be served buffet style on the ground level of the arena. Employees may RSVP online.
4/17/14 9:30 am •
A design by Lee Hume, an art director in the Office of Communications and Marketing, is a semi-finalist in a contest for the ABC television show Nashville. Hume, who graduated from UT in 1982 with a degree in fine arts, entered a contest to design the new album cover art for one of the show’s characters, Rayna Jaymes. You can cast your vote for Hume’s design by visiting the contest’s Facebook album and liking the photo of his album cover. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 20.
4/16/14 2:47 pm •
UT is renewing its commitment to Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) and will provide $150,000 each year for the next five years for the Project GRAD Summer Institute. Representatives from UT, Project GRAD, and the Great Schools Partnership announced the continued funding for the partnership today. This year will be the Summer Institute’s thirteenth year at the university.
4/16/14 1:46 pm •
Avery Dobbs, a senior majoring in political science with a history minor, has received a 2014–2015 Fulbright International Scholarship to teach English in Bulgaria.
4/16/14 12:35 pm •
A business that simplifies wedding registries for couples is the winner of this semester’s Vol Court pitch competition. Dave Seeman, senior in mechanical engineering and founder of Willow List, an innovative gift registry that uses crowd sourcing to fund gifts, won first place and received $1,000 to move his business forward.
- Scenic Designer Bob Cothran to be Honored at Clarence Brown Theatre Gala
- Monica Black Earns ACLS Fellowship for Project, Evil After Nazism
- Cloudy With a Chance of Slowdowns: Engineering Student Developing Traffic Forecasts
- Chemical Engineering Students Place Second in Puerto Rico Competition
- Campus-Wide Steam Outage Set for May 12-18
- Ready for the World Cafe Journeys to Japan April 17
- Kids Can Explore, Discover, Play at UT Summer Camps
UT in the News
- 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
- 3/14/14 • UT’s $4.9 million USDA Obesity Prevention Grant in the News
- 3/13/14 • WSJ: BDO USA Chief Looks to Grow Through Deals