UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has added 14 new Baker Scholars to its program, bringing the total number to 30. “This select group of students have an academic and career interest in public policy and government,” said Nissa Dahlin-Brown, associate director of the Baker Center. “It is a unique experience for undergraduates to be able to target an issue they are passionate about; research it; and discover ideas, solutions, and unintended consequences.”
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Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University, will lecture at the College of Architecture and Design at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27, as part of its 2016–2017 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building. The event is free and open to the public.
National experts from the US Census Bureau will be in Knoxville next month to share information about the upcoming 2020 census as well as new data tools. The 2016 Data Users Conference, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, is set for 8:30 a.m., November 18 at the downtown Hilton Hotel, 501 West Church Avenue.
UT is among the top green institutions in the nation, according to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition list. The list was determined based upon a comprehensive assessment of more than 2,000 colleges. The publication notes that UT is a school with an “overall commitment to sustainability.”
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and its School of Journalism and Electronic Media have partnered with East Tennessee PBS to present a screening of the documentary Best of Enemies at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium.
East Tennessee high school teachers, guidance counselors, and other education professionals are invited to learn ways they can better prepare students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields for the rigors of college life during Big Orange STEM Saturday for Educators on October 22. The free half-day event is hosted by UT Libraries and will be held at John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Boulevard.
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against the top-ranked University of Alabama. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game. The SEC Network’s SEC Nation program will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ayres Hall.
The SEC Network’s SEC Nation will return to campus to broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 15, at Ayres Hall. The Vols play defending national champions and top-ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide at 3:30 p.m. in Neyland Stadium.
UT’s Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center will soon accept applications for Postsecondary Autism Support Services, a new program developed to support the needs of UT students with autism spectrum disorders. The program will officially launch in fall 2017.
The year 1832 was pivotal in Andrew Jackson’s presidency. He defeated Henry Clay to secure a second term and launched the policies that came to define his administration and his legacy. These moments are among many captured in the latest volume of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, a UT project dedicated to transcribing and publishing the president’s entire written record.