Families and community members are invited to explore and enjoy free dinosaur- and fossil-themed family events throughout January at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
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UT’s Archaeological Research Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority are partnering for the series “Volunteer Days,” which invites the public to help prepare artifacts for curation and learn about archaeology during a brown-bag lunch on the third Friday of each month.
UT Knoxville and the UT Institute of Agriculture have earned the 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for collaborating with community partners to address society’s most pressing needs. The prestigious Carnegie engagement classification recognizes colleges’ and universities’ commitments to strengthening the bond between campus and community. UT joins a group of fifty-two universities with the “very high intensity” research classification and the engaged status designation. Fewer than half of the universities in Carnegie’s “very high intensity” research classification have achieved engaged status.
Professor Rob Heller is featured in The New York Times for his photography class, which has turned into a twenty-two-year project documenting the town of LaFollette, Tennessee. There wasn’t much of a photography program when Heller arrived at the university. A few of his students became professional photographers, but he worked hard to teach them how to see and tell stories.
The UT Humanities Center is extending the campus classroom to the Orangery. In partnership with the Knoxville restaurant, the center is launching a series called “Conversations and Cocktails” starting in January.
Diamonds are beautiful and enigmatic. Though chemical reactions that create the highly coveted sparkles still remain a mystery, a professor at UT is studying a rare rock covered in diamonds that may hold clues to the gem’s origins.
UT has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of 100 best values for 2015. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.
The UT Police Department held its annual employee awards today to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
The ability to maneuver through daily activities could become easier for people facing any number of challenges thanks to innovative research from the College of Engineering.
In 1847, a course offering studies in mechanical philosophies and mechanics appeared at what was then East Tennessee University. Now, almost 170 years later, the school is UT, and the course has grown into the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, two-thirds of which would have been considered science fiction to those many years ago.