Two great strategic minds go toe-to-toe in the university’s latest TV commercial. In the spot, UT scientist George Pharr squares off against Vol For Life Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Their chosen battlefield: a game of chess. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events. Broadcast networks allot thirty seconds of free promotion time for each school during games.
UT is among the best undergraduate institutions in the nation, according to the Princeton Review’s The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition list.
UT Knoxville received nearly $235 million in private and corporate gifts last fiscal year, marking the most successful fundraising year in its history. In fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30, more than 39,000 donors boosted private support by 79 percent over the previous year.
Castles, more Choral Evensong performances in Canterbury Cathedral, and a benefit concert in another famous church. These are among the adventures in the repertoire of UT Chamber Singers, who will soon be halfway through their twelve-day tour of England, where they are performing in some of the country’s most historic and best-known cathedrals.
Starting this fall, a new UT project will allow nearly every sophomore student in Campbell and Union Counties to spend several weeks exploring career options in science, technology, engineering, math, and medical science (STEMM).
On Fridays this July, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture invites the community to join the museum for “A Month of Mindfulness.” Each hour-long session will allow participants to step out of the heat and hustle of summer and into the museum for an hour of guided meditation, lecture, and yoga practice.
The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal today to rename a popular student programming and support building for UT Knoxville alumni Ron and Don Frieson. The building previously known as the Black Cultural Center, on Melrose Avenue on the Knoxville campus, is now named the Frieson (fry-son) Black Cultural Center.
R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.
Destination Imagination’s Global Finals Expo—considered the world’s largest celebration of creativity and innovation—will bring a record-setting 16,700 participants to the UT campus next week. This is the fifteenth consecutive year that UT has hosted the competition.
Work has begun on the renovation of UT’s Circle Park and Torchbearer Plaza. To mark the beginning of the renovation, here are a few facts that shed some light on the history of the Torchbearer.