Bulent Aliriza, founding director of the Turkey Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will speak at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 19.
WomEngineer’s Day, to be held April 22 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, will bring together a series of speakers and panels to discuss topics including leadership, the importance of inclusion, and how to balance career and family.
Seven UT students have been recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor—the Torchbearer award. The students were recently notified of their selection with surprise visits from Chancellor Beverly Davenport and other UT administrators while in class, in student organization meetings, and even in their coach’s office. They will receive a Torchbearer medal during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on Wednesday, April 19. The event is the university’s largest recognition event of the year.
The UT Police Department will host its annual Memorial Golf Tournament at the Three Ridges Golf Course at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. Registration is now open for the tournament, which is in its 10th year.
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.
UT’s Baker Center will host former US Congressman Bob Clement at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Toyota Auditorium. Clement will discuss his journey from the Governor’s Residence to Congress as well as his newly-released book.
A documentary detailing the UT Chamber Singers’ 2015 England Cathedral Residency will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
Visiting scholar Greg Grandin will discuss slavery in novelist Herman Melville’s America when he delivers the annual Milton M. Klein Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20.
Astronaut Barry Wilmore will deliver the keynote address as he and Michael Sawyers join the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Quarterback Joshua Dobbs, an aerospace engineering major, is also being honored during the event.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is partnering with the UT Center for the Study of War and Society to host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7. The open house is in honor of the World War I centenary and will focus on WWI objects in the museum’s collections.