Melvin Sturm, a 1944 mechanical engineering graduate from UT, has continued his family legacy of supporting both the university and students from Campbell County.
Celebrating cutting-edge facilities and the appointment of world-class faculty who are helping to prepare students for communication jobs of the future, the College of Communication and Information will launch the public phase of a $15 million campaign. The Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 campaign announcement will be made tonight as part of the college’s annual awards banquet.
The archived webcasts from the faculty and staff forums for each of the three chancellor finalists—Alexander Cartwright, Beverly Davenport, and Pamela Whitten—are available on the search website. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit their feedback by the close of business today.
The Native American Student Association at UT with the support of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the university’s Ready for the World initiative are marking Native American Heritage Month with some special events on Saturday. An exhibition of powwow dancing in the HPER atrium will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The university has received a number of questions about the defacing of an American flag in front of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. We share in the concern our community has expressed about this incident.
Joyce Weaver Fowler, a 103-year-old alum of UT, was welcomed back to campus by the Office of Alumni Affairs during Homecoming week. She graduated from UT in 1933 with a degree in education and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Fowler has long outlived her classmates and is a Vol for Life. Many local news stations covered her visit,
The College of Architecture and Design was recently awarded the 2016 Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee for its design of the Beardsley Farm Education Center, a project of the college’s design/build program. Completed in 2016, the center provides a classroom, office spaces, and restrooms for local residents, volunteers, and farm staff.
When the World Food Championships—sometimes called the Olympics of the culinary world—takes place in Orange Beach, Alabama, today through Sunday, UT will be behind the scenes and on the sidelines.
Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory in the Tickle College of Engineering, has added another item to his already impressive resume, as the Russian Academy of Sciences has elected him as a member. Another American joins Dongarra in this year’s class: former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was elected to the academy’s wing devoted to global relations.
The Haslam College of Business will recognize veterans and active service members at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, in the college’s atrium. The event falls on the birthday of the United States Marine Corps and features retired Marine Col. Kenneth Dunn as the keynote speaker.