A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.
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John Orme, a College of Social Work professor, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Tatiana Bilbao, international architect and founder of ESTUDIO, will present “Aftermath” as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. today in McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building.
Abby Durick, a junior classical archaeology student and Haslam Scholar, was on a team that recently uncovered the rich grave of a warrior dating back to the late Bronze Age.
UT, in partnership with Knox County Schools, has added Inskip Elementary School as the newest member of its University-Assisted Community Schools initiative.
After almost forty years of teaching at the University of Tennessee, Professor David Northington will retire at the end of the 2015–16 academic year. He will celebrate by performing a tribute to Chopin at one of his final concerts on Sunday.
In conjunction with the current exhibit, Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, the McClung Museum will host a lecture and a calm abiding meditation session at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8.
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against University of South Carolina. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Gamecocks. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
UT senior Hailey Myatt joined a barbershop music group last year after responding to a Facebook message from three members searching for a bass singer to complete their quartet in St. Louis, Missouri. Last month, her group placed eighth in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Finals in Las Vegas.
Answers to some of the most important problems affecting society are nestled in massive mounds of data awaiting analysis. A new initiative that addresses that challenge was announced Monday, with the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences serving as one of the founding organizations and participants.