The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has received a gift of almost 200 rare maps of Europe and other parts of the world created between the 1500s and 1800s. The large gift came from private donors. The News Sentinel recently published a story about the maps. Read it here. (login required) Other media outlets also
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Beginning this summer, the Haslam College of Business will offer undergraduate students a selection of online courses. The Business Online Summer Session is intended to give business minors and students in other fields of study an opportunity to pursue coursework remotely.
The Korean Children’s Choir will perform a free thirty-minute concert at UT on Friday, February 20. The 2:00 p.m. concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building.
The Ready for the World Café kicks off its spring season February 26 with a tour of Italy. Reservations are now being taken for the seven luncheons, which will run through April 23.
Members of The Big Orange Combine — UT students and staff who attended the Super Bowl — appeared on WBIR‘s Live at 5 at 4 this week to share their memories of working behind-the-scenes in Arizona at the mega event. Watch the video here.
UT this week announced permanent leadership for the Pride of the Southland Band. Effective February 1, Don Ryder will begin serving as the director of bands. Mike Stewart has been named associate director of bands. The News Sentinel highlighted this news in a recent story (login required). The Low Country Current also featured this news in this
A recorded lecture course by History Professor Vejas Liulevicius will be offered as part of Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment, beginning February 1. Liulevicius’s lecture, Becoming a Spy; from the course Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History, is one of thirteen that will be offered from The Great Courses. The free lectures range in topic from cooking tips to
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured two professors who were recently honored by the Society for Social Work and Research for their continuous role as mentors and as well as leaders and scholars in the field of social work. Bill Nugent and John Orme are faculty members of the College of Social Work. Read the story
A documentary featuring the Ireland concert tour of the UT Chamber Singers will air on East Tennessee PBS at 3:30 p.m., Sunday.
The Knoxville News Sentinel recently highlighted UT’s healthcare leadership program, the newest track of the executive Master of Business Administration program. Read the story here.