Alumni News

Engineers Day to Draw 1,700 to UT, Feature Address from Space Station

Astronauts Barry Wilmore, left, and Reid Wiseman set up their space suits and tools in the equipment lock of the Quest Airlock aboard the International Space Station on October 1. Wilmore earned his master’s in aviation systems from UT.

Competition, fun, and a little information will be on tap Thursday as some of the top high school students in East Tennessee arrive on campus for the College of Engineering’s annual Engineers Day. All undergraduate classes will be dismissed for the day so that UT faculty, staff and students can interact with the visitors, more than 1,700 of whom will be attending this year.

Play Date: Saturday’s UT Pregame Showcase to Focus on Importance of Play

Gordon Burghardt, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will be talking about the importance of play at this week’s Pregame Showcase prior to Saturday’s football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

UT Graduate, Company President Receives Accomplished Alumni Award

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Jack Helmboldt, president and chief executive officer of the largest DENSO operation in North America and executive director on DENSO’s global board of directors, has received the Accomplished Alumni award from UT’s Haslam College of Business.

Brown’s Legacy Celebrated at Residence Hall Ribbon Cutting

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Rain couldn’t dampen the mood last week as the university officially dedicated its first new residence in forty years, the Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall. UT President Joe DiPietro, Brown’s family, friends and former students, and Cheek joined in celebrating Brown’s life in a ceremony that included live music, food, and tours of the residence hall.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 14

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John A. Lovett, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, in College of Law Classroom 132. Lovett is the De Van D. Daggett Jr. Distinguished Professor and the associate dean for faculty development and faculty academic affairs at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 10

Melanie D. Wilson

Melanie Wilson, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 10, in College of Law Classroom 132. Wilson is a professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.