In 1847, a course offering studies in mechanical philosophies and mechanics appeared at what was then East Tennessee University. Now, almost 170 years later, the school is UT, and the course has grown into the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, two-thirds of which would have been considered science fiction to those many years ago.
The Ready for the World Cafe concludes the fall season with Spanish fare on Thursday, December 4. The luncheon, featuring ceviche, tapas, stewed rabbit and flan, will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive.
The start of the holiday season includes a day for giving thanks, two days for seeking deals, and now a national day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back: Giving Tuesday. This Tuesday, December 2, UT is encouraging alumni and other donors to participate.
Melanie D. Wilson, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law, will be the new dean of the UT College of Law. Wilson will begin on July 1, 2015.
The Haslam College of Business recognized the accomplishments of two alumni and one corporation during its sixth annual Alumni Awards Gala on November 14.
Hawaiian Tropic Founder Ron Rice, a 1964 UT alumnus, returns to campus this week to talk to students, meet with alumni and receive an Accomplished Alumni Award.
The university has launched a new crowdfunding site, VOLstarter. The site offers a way for students and departments to raise money for projects that change lives.
Twenty-three years ago, Marshall Ramsey was a UT student, drawing cartoons for The Daily Beacon.
Kelly Leiter, dean emeritus of the College of Communications at UT, passed away on Saturday, November 15, at his home in Knoxville.
For centuries, philosophers have studied why people do the things that they do, with many basing their studies on Immanuel Kant’s moral theory. Karl Ameriks, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about morality and autonomy on November 21 when he gives the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1210 in McClung Tower.