A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the “junior Nobel Prize”—for his paper in the philosophy category. Duncan Cordry, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico, has been honored for his paper on whether people have free will and, in particular, what conditions they must meet in order to act freely.
Alumna Alexandria Shiner got the chance to study with renowned opera singer Renée Fleming over the summer in Chicago. Shiner was chosen from hundreds of applicants to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing master class, a small workshop at which Fleming mentored Shiner and three other students.
Beginning Monday, October 3, students will be challenged to recreate throwback photos from UT alumni highlighting some of their favorite memories from their time on Rocky Top.
ESPN’s College GameDay is headed for Rocky Top and will broadcast the popular pre-game show from 9:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 24, at Ayres Hall.
Seventeen remarkable Volunteers were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world. at the 2016 Alumni Board Awards Dinner.
The College of Nursing will hold the fourth annual Sprint for the Prints 5K run and walk at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, in Circle Park. The race will benefit the college’s Student Nurses Association’s philanthropy, the Precious Prints Project.
Radoslaw “Radek” Sikorski, former foreign minister of Poland, will speak at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Wednesday, September 21, as part of the Ashe Distinguished Lecture Series.
Kickoff is set for noon EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Bobcats of Ohio University. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
The instillation of “Colossus,” the massive 700-ton high-resolution TV that hangs over the field, required a company experienced in such large-scale projects.
“Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for sixty minutes” is one of General Robert Neyland’s famous game day maxims, one that fourteen Army ROTC cadets at UT are taking literally. At 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, the cadets will embark on a 148-mile journey across East Tennessee, taking turns to run the game day ball to the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol in time for the 8:00 p.m. coin toss Saturday, September 10.