One of Beverly Davenport’s first meetings on her first day was with student reporters of the Daily Beacon newspaper—an indicator of what she considers a top priority as the new UT Knoxville chancellor. “I love seeing the students, because they are really why we are here,” she said. “The students will lead us—their inspiration, their energy, and their enthusiasm. They are going to . . . put Tennessee on the map where it belongs among the premier and preeminent universities in this country and in the world.” >> Video: Chancellor Davenport’s First Day
Tennessee’s General Assembly has two roadway funding proposals this session to address long-term funding of its infrastructure. A report released today by UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research reviews the broader economic impacts of each.
The College of Communication and Information will honor the Reverend Harold Middlebrook—a pastor and civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.—with the CCI Diversity Award at the college’s ninth annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday.
The College of Law will host the “Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy” conference March 2-3.
Registration for the 67th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1.
The role of African American soldiers in World War I will be the focus of UT’s second annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 23.
Watch a video of UT’s faculty and staff talking about what they admire about Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and his work on behalf of the university.
Mark Dean spent over three decades at IBM, where his innovations led to the company’s original PC and its color monitor, the Industry Standard Architecture bus (which allowed other devices to plug into IBM PCs), the first gigahertz complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) microprocessor, and the Blue Gene supercomputer.
The School of Music will celebrate composer Jennifer Higdon—a native of Maryville whose honors include both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy award—during a series of concerts and a guest lecture Friday, February 17, through Thursday, February 23.
Research being conducted in the Tickle College of Engineering seeks to anticipate and answer questions about nuclear security and possible threats.