Alumni News

UT Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and UT is celebrating with multiple events acknowledging the professional accomplishments of women past and present and discussing current topics that impact women every day.

In Memoriam: Ira Taylor Sliger

Ira Taylor Sliger, the founding director of recreation and the Student Aquatic Center, died February 27. He was 95.

McClung Museum to Host First Friday Open House

The McClung Museum will host its monthly First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 3. The monthly recurring series gives staff, faculty, students, and museum members a behind-the-scenes peek at gems from the museum’s collections.

UTRF Launches Checkerboard Portfolio to Support Startups

The UT Research Foundation and Three Roots Capital have partnered to launch the UTRF Checkerboard Portfolio, a program to provide UT-affiliated startups with business development support and mentoring opportunities.

John Currie Named Director of Athletics

John Currie, athletic director for Kansas State, has been named UT’s next Director of Athletics. Currie worked for UT Athletics for 12 years prior to going to K-State in 2009. He will join Chancellor Beverly Davenport’s cabinet as vice chancellor and director of athletics on April 1. Davenport announced the hire Tuesday after less than two weeks on the job.

Engineer Using Big Data to Help Solve Cold Cases

A national nonprofit group that includes David Icove, UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has found a new use for “big data”: crime solving.