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.
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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.
Juliet Walker, professor of history and founder and director of the Center for Black Business History, Entrepreneurship and Technology at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver a lecture titled “When Will All Black Economic Lives Matter? After 400 Years, 1619–2019, We Are Still at the Racial Bottom” at 3:30 p.m. in Hodges Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.
UT’s Facilities Services Department recently held its second annual Pink Day to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The department held a bake sale to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Knoxville foundation.
Want to find the ghosts on campus? Want to exercise certain muscles in your body? Want safety tips for walking alone at night? There will soon be apps for that, thanks to UT students participating this weekend in a worldwide event called the ARIS Global Game Jam 2015.
Being taught by one’s parents may not always be a good thing—at least if you’re a whooping crane. A new UT study shows that animals deprived of normal parental care may be better suited to survive in new environments.
The College of Engineering’s third Distinguished Lecture Series event of the fall takes place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, as the college welcomes William Sanders for his presentation “Challenges and Approaches for a Trustworthy Power Grid Cyber Infrastructure.”
The UT Symphony Orchestra will present the academic premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015, a musical sequel to Samuel Barber’s famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915, on Friday, October 30, at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville. The concert is a collaboration of the School of Music and the Department of Theatre.
Sean Lally, architect and author, will present “The Air from Other Planets” as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. today in McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building.
The committee that has been searching to fill the position of executive director for the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma has identified two finalists. The campus community is invited to view webcasts of public forums given by the finalists.