Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in US history, visited UT on Thursday to speak and participate in a panel discussion with coaches from six countries as part of the Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports initiative.
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Brad Walker has joined UT Knoxville’s Office of Emergency Management as an emergency management specialist. In his new role Walker will work closely with departments on emergency preparedness planning and training.
T. R. C. Hutton, a lecturer in UT’s Department of History, has received the 2013 Weatherford Award for nonfiction for his book Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South.
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero will be among those participating in the upcoming Women in Politics workshop to be hosted by the Department of Political Science. The event will be held April 10-11 in the Toyota Auditorium at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Avenue. It is free and open to the public.
Andy Powers has been named UT Facilities Services’ new director of design services. A 1982 UT graduate, Powers has worked for a number of local Knoxville design firms, and much of his career as an architect has been focused on UT projects.
Fencing soon will be placed around the staircase between the Burchfiel and Austin Peay buildings on the Hill. The closure is in advance of removing and replacing the old staircase at the site where the new pedestrian bridge will connect to the Hill.
A 1960s science laboratory will serve as the setting for the Opera Theatre’s adaptation of Mozart’s Cosí Fan Tutte, an opera about the faithfulness of women. The spring opera will be presented Thursday, April 10, Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at the Carousel Theatre.
Eastbound traffic on a section of Kingston Pike near campus will be reduced to one lane from Monday, March 31, to Friday, April 4. The outside eastbound lane will be closed near the intersection with Metron Center Way, for underground utility work for the new University Commons shopping complex.
Music professors at UT will showcase their talents during a Faculty Chamber Series Concert on Sunday, March 30. The community is invited to the 3:00 p.m. concert in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Boulevard. It is free and open to the public.
Six educators—including a Holocaust survivor—who have significantly influenced students’ lives, will be inducted into UT’s 2014 Educators Hall of Honor on Thursday, March 27.