12/09/13 9:12 am •
More than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees from UT this week. Commencement ceremonies will be held Thursday and Friday. The featured speaker for the undergraduate ceremony will be Jacob Hayes, a member of the graduating class.
12/10/13 3:04 pm •
UT’s new Sustainability Manager Preston Jacobsen is ready to hit the ground running. Coming from Haywood Community College in North Carolina, Jacobsen is eager to implement a variety of initiatives on the large scale afforded by the UT campus. “The pride of being a Southeastern Conference school is something that I want to tap into,” he said.
12/10/13 12:14 pm •
Brianna Rader, a Haslam Scholar and a senior in the College Scholars program from Knoxville, is an alternate for a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in Great Britain. Rader, a graduate of Halls High School, was one of the top regional applicants for the scholarship. Being an alternate means she could still be awarded a Marshall Scholarship if a slot opens up.
12/10/13 11:53 am •
Smokey, the beloved UT mascot, will be joined on his adventures by raccoon and turtle friends in a new interactive electronic book that was released this month. Tales from Rocky Top, Volume I contains three children’s stories selected through a writing competition that took place last spring. The book is produced through the UT Rocky Top Institute.
12/10/13 11:46 am •
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis welcomes Paul Armsworth as associate director for postdoctoral activities. Armsworth, an associate professor in ecology and evolutionary biology, has been affiliated with NIMBioS as one its senior personnel since 2009 when he was hired as an NIMBioS-affiliated faculty member at UT.
12/10/13 9:36 am •
In 2001, Taylor Eighmy was issued a patent for an invention that keeps heavy metal from contaminated marine sediments from seeping further into the water. Now, UT’s vice chancellor for research and engagement at UT is being honored for his contributions in innovation and technology development with the election to the 2013 class of National Academy of Inventors Fellows.
12/10/13 9:16 am •
Classes may be over, but UT has plenty of activities to enjoy throughout December. Here are some events holiday “staycationers” won’t want to miss.
UT in the News
- 12/10/13 • News Sentinel: Internet retail business wins Vol Court competition
- 12/10/13 • News Sentinel: Technology helps bring piece of past back to UT grad
- 12/09/13 • News Sentinel video: Laura-Eve Moss discusses the Andrew Jackson Papers collection
- 12/09/13 • Chattanooga Times Free Press: Amazon starts collecting Tennessee sale tax Jan. 1
- 12/09/13 • News Sentinel: UT Research Foundation awards funding grants
- 12/05/13 • WBIR-TV: Study, Gut instincts predict marriage success