It’s tassel time in Tennessee with 1,747 undergraduate, graduate, and law students set to don mortarboards and receive their degrees from UT this week. Graduate hooding will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 12, and the undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13. During Saturday’s ceremony, an honorary degree will be awarded to Edward O. Wilson, who is considered the founder of sociobiology and the world’s leading authority on ants.
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Families and community members are invited to explore and enjoy free winter holiday-themed family events throughout December at the McClung Museum.
The campus community is invited to a sit-down with noted biologist and honorary doctorate recipient Edward O. Wilson on Friday, December 12.
Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is a peculiar place. Unlike any other moon, it has a dense atmosphere.
On Rocky Top, every Friday is Big Orange Friday. Watch the latest Big Orange Friday video, which highlights the new Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall and the new extension of Pedestrian Walkway. The cold weather gives these students even more ways to keep orange on Friday.
The possible detrimental effects on balance following a surgical procedure performed on many children with cerebral palsy is being better understood thanks to research conducted in part by a UT doctoral student.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is meeting with a group led by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington, DC, today to address increasing college access for low-income students. This is the second time this year Cheek has been invited by the White House to discuss this issue. Cheek will share UT’s commitment aimed at increasing STEM graduates by 20 to 25 percent with a primary focus on underrepresented students. Find more information on the College Opportunity Day of Action summit, or watch it live at WhiteHouse.gov.
For the second time this year, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is meeting with a group led by President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, to address increasing college access for low-income students. The event is the White House’s second College Opportunity Day of Action and will build on efforts from the first summit, which was held in January. The meeting takes place at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov.
It’s the season for giving—and, as the holidays approach, we invite faculty and staff to share your stories of giving back.
Four student startup companies—from farm equipment to web design—have received a total of $32,500 to advance their businesses from the fall 2014 Boyd Venture Challenge.