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.
Urbanism, sustainability, and other structural challenges that many American cities are facing will be discussed at this week’s UT Science Forum.
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.
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.
UT has wrapped up its annual Big Orange Give online giving campaign. Alumni and friends helped the university more than triple the campaign goal by giving $766,330 online in one week.
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.
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.
UT’s College of Law is one of the nation’s outstanding law schools, according to the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review’s list of The Best 169 Law Schools.
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.
The College of Engineering recently took another step forward by creating the J. Michael Stone Engineering Professional Practice Leadership Program.