The Knoxville Alumni Chapter has partnered with UT Athletics to host a Tip Off BBQ Fundraiser prior to the men’s basketball game against Kentucky at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, in the Tennessee Terrace.
Forbes magazine has named a UT alumnus to its annual “30 Under 30” list of young people making big strides in their chosen field. Neel Madhukar, a 2013 alumnus in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, and research partner Kaitlyn Gayvert were recognized for their work using algorithms to learn about cancer genomes.
Scott Kelly got in on some Tonight Show fun and became a Twitter sensation over the weekend.
UT distinguished alumnus James A. “Jim” Haslam II has been named a recipient of the 2016 Horatio Alger Award by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. The annual award recognizes leaders who have succeeded, despite facing adversity, and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year.
UT President Joe DiPietro presented UT’s top funding priorities Wednesday to Governor Bill Haslam for consideration in his proposed spending plan for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Stuart Brotman will start work on January 1, 2016, as the inaugural Herb Howard Distinguished Professor of Media Management and Law in the College of Communication and Information.
On December 1, also known as Giving Tuesday, UT is encouraging alumni and other donors to support VOLstarter projects.
Alumni, faculty, and friends of the College of Nursing gathered earlier this week at the Knoxville Marriott for the seventh annual NightinGala to honor outstanding individuals for their noteworthy accomplishments to the college and the nursing profession.
The Haslam College of Business recognized the accomplishments of three alumni and one corporation during its seventh annual Alumni Awards Gala November 6.