Alumni News

Spring Brings Progress on Campus Construction Projects

An elevation illustration for the renovated Torchbearer Plaza. Work is set to begin in spring 2015.

Spring semester has arrived, and it’s now peak season for our efforts to transform our campus. Several ongoing projects will soon cross major milestones, while a few new upgrades will kick off later this spring.

College of Engineering Helps Kick Off Robot Season

Bearden High School's Patrick Woodworth, left, and Shea Payne look over their team's robot.

For many, the end of football season usually means attention turns to basketball, but for more than 400 budding scientists and engineers who came to UT on Saturday it marks the start of something else: robot season.

Former Chancellor, Astronaut in Inaugural MABE Hall of Fame at UT


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.

Ready for the World Cafe Concludes Fall Season December 4

Ready for the World

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.

Melanie D. Wilson Named College of Law Dean

Melanie D. Wilson

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.