Posts By: Charles Primm

Recent Graduate Recognized in ‘Junior Nobel Prize’ Competition

A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the “junior Nobel Prize”—for his paper in the philosophy category. Duncan Cordry, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico, has been honored for his paper on whether people have free will and, in particular, what conditions they must meet in order to act freely.

Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tour of the Tennessee River

Image of the Tennessee River in Savannah, Tennessee, taken by the UT School of Landscape Architecture's drone during the 2016 river tour.

Four states, five days, 1,157 miles, and all the catfish they could eat. A dozen College of Architecture and Design students have completed their tour of the Tennessee River, but their work has just begun. They traveled along the Tennessee River through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky to understand the influences and impacts on the river system.

UT Co-Hosts Stargazing Party in Calhoun County, West Virginia, September 30–October 2

Amateur and professional stargazers alike are invited to watch the nighttime sky during an event in Calhoun County, West Virginia, from September 30 to October 2. A partnership that includes UT will present the third annual Calhoun Stargaze at Calhoun County Park. The park boasts one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States.

Leading Water Resource Expert Jerad Bales to Speak at UT

Jerad Bales

Jerad Bales, one of the world’s leading water resource experts, will address growing concerns and issues related to water availability, challenges, and safety at at 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 26 in Room 410 of the John D. Tickle Engineering Building. The event is free and open to the public.

World Renowned Opera Singer, Renée Fleming, Teaches UT Alumna

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Alumna Alexandria Shiner got the chance to study with renowned opera singer Renée Fleming over the summer in Chicago. Shiner was chosen from hundreds of applicants to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing master class, a small workshop at which Fleming mentored Shiner and three other students.

McClung Museum to Host Free Spanish-Language Tours September 25 and October 2

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture hosting free Spanish-language tours in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The tours will be held at 2:00 p.m. September 25 and October 2, and will feature the museum’s special exhibition Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley.

UT Kicks Off Church Lecture Series with Architect Paul Mankins September 26

The UT College of Architecture and Design will host Paul Mankins Monday, Sept. 26.

The College of Architecture and Design kicks off its 2016–2017 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series with lecturer Paul Mankins, founding partner of substancearchitecture in Des Moines, Iowa. Mankins will present “Work of substance: r2c2s2p” at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building. Free and open to the public, the event will be streamed live.

UT’s Full-Time MBA Class of 2017 Includes More Veterans

The Haslam College of Business MBA Class of 2017 started the fall semester with twice as many military veterans as in previous years. Veterans now account for nearly 13 percent of the sixty-two-person class.