Alumni News

UT Welcomes Fans, Alumni to Homecoming Game Saturday

UT welcomes football fans and alumni to campus Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech. Gates open at 2 p.m.

Candidate Forum Today; Session to be Webcast Live

On-campus interviews with candidates in the search for the next chancellor to lead the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, begin today. The first candidate, Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Georgia, will lead a public forum for faculty and staff from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Law School Complex, Room 132. The session will be webcast live and archived for later viewing.

Six Homecoming Traditions Every Vol Fan Should Know

It’s six days until the Homecoming game against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and we’re celebrating six traditions that make the university’s Homecoming celebration unique. Celebration of Homecoming When it began: 1916 When/Where is it happening this year: All week, across campus The first Homecoming was held November 11, 1916. Three hundred alumni returned to

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Students Design Billboards to Encourage People to Vote

Some students from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media are urging people to get out and vote in a big way. Their messages are on billboards around the Knoxville area. Rob Heller, a JEM professor in the College of Communication and Information, asked his media graphics students to design posters encouraging people to vote in the upcoming election. “I’m very proud of their creative work,” Heller said.

Emery Co-Authors Study on Detection of Water on Asteroid Named Psyche

Professor Josh Emery has helped detect water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system. The asteroid is the target of a proposed NASA mission. The study, published in the Astronomical Journal under the auspices of the US Geological Survey and NASA, provides evidence for water-rich minerals on Psyche, an asteroid that is 186 miles across and is made of almost pure nickel-iron metal.

NASA Astrophysics Director to Talk about Team Building

Former NASA astrophysics director and UT alumnus Frank Martin will deliver a keynote address about team building at the UT Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium on Wednesday, November 2. The symposium and Martin’s visit are sponsored by the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, Experience Learning, and UT Libraries. Martin’s talk, “Team Building and the NASA

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Homecoming Week Begins October 30; Celebration Marks 100th Anniversary

One hundred years ago, UT held its first Homecoming celebration. Three hundred alumni attended. This year, thousands of Volunteers are expected to participate in Homecoming activities which begin Sunday, October 30, and culminate next weekend with the UT vs. Tennessee Tech football game and several events, including a free Saturday-night concert on Market Square. This

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McClung Museum Launches New Online Collections Search Tool

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has launched a new online collections search tool as part of its newly redesigned website. The online search capability was launched with 1,270 objects from featured collections, including the museum’s map collection, Roman objects, art works on paper, and selected historic photographs.

Local Historian Jack Neely to Give Lecture on Knoxville History at McClung Museum

Knoxville journalist and historian Jack Neely will give the talk “Subterranean Knoxville: The Buried Narrative of a Distracted City” at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 30, at the McClung Museum. The lecture, which is part of programming related to current special exhibition Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley, is free and open to the public.