Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been named interim vice chancellor for research and engagement effective September 1. Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy will leave the university at the end of the month to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Classes begin next week and more than 6,000 new students are expected on Rocky Top. As of today, UT is expecting 4,828 freshmen and 1,232 transfer students. Numbers change daily and aren’t final until the 14th day of class. “We’re trending to have a larger freshman class than last year,” said Kari Alldredge, vice provost for enrollment management.
A new state law will enhance access to UT for military veterans, service members, and their dependents. The law waives out-of-state tuition and fees for military veterans, service members, and their dependents who are living in Tennessee and enrolled in any of the state’s colleges or universities using veterans’ educational benefits, regardless of their home of record.
With the new fiscal year starting next week, UT Fleet Management has cut costs and updated its procedures for departments needing to rent vehicles.
With good weather and fewer people on campus, summer provides the perfect time for UT to tackle campus road projects, and this year is no exception. Almost half of Volunteer Boulevard, which runs through the heart of the campus, will be impacted this summer.
Here is a gallery of photos from the 2017 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet, which honored accomplished faculty, staff, and students. The annual gathering is the university’s largest recognition event of the year.
Musically speaking, Paul Royse, a senior from Knoxville in music theory and piano performance, is going where no one has gone before. His focus: grindcore, a genre of music fusing aspects of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s but has been virtually absent in music research literature.
Karen M. Sowers, dean of the College of Social Work, will retire from the university Aug. 15. Sowers has led the College of Social Work for 20 years and is currently the longest-serving dean at UT.
Health resources will be available to the UT community at HealthBeat 2017, a free health fair for all students, faculty, and staff. UT’s College of Nursing is joining forces with the Student Health Center and UT Medical Center for the event, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Panhellenic Building.
UT’s Center for the Study of War and Society will remember the legacies of World War I with a series of events this spring. Programming includes two talks April 6 at the Blount County Public Library and an April 7 program at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.