Alumni News

College of Communication and Information to Celebrate Diversity Week

Jose Aponte

The College of Communication and Information will celebrate its Diversity and Inclusion Week September 22–25 with a keynote speech, an open forum, panels, and a diversity festival. Jose Aponte, director of the San Diego County Library System, will deliver the keynote address at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, in the McClung Museum auditorium.

Tennessee’s Energy Fuels New TV Commercial

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The energy of the university is on full display in the work and accomplishments of former Lady Vol and academic all-American Candace Parker and current Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu. This energy is brought to light in UT’s new TV commercial. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events.

Section of I-75 to be Renamed for Iraq War Casualty, Son of UT Employee

A ceremony will be held Saturday, September 13, in Lenoir City to rename a section of Interstate 75 in honor of the deceased son of a UT employee. The section of highway will be named in honor of Lance Corporal William C. Koprince Jr., who died while serving in the US Marine Corps in Iraq. His mother, Bernice Koprince, works in the UT Department of History.

UT Recycling Expands to Fraternity Houses

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UT’s recycling program has expanded to fraternity housing. The initiative, which launched last week, provides recycling containers in and around houses on Fraternity Park Drive. These containers are for paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass, and plastics.

Engineering Alum’s Patent Trims Hours Off of Yard Work

Alumnus Mark Arnurius invented Tarp Tow to help cut back on the hours of yard work involved in things such as tree limb removal, seen here.

It has long been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Thanks to the necessity of a College of Engineering graduate, people doing yard work the world over could save hours. Mark Arnurius was frustrated with how long it was taking him to clear refuse from trimmed trees and bushes when inspiration struck.