Community News

Alumni Honored at Annual Awards Dinner

The 2016 Alumni Board Awards winners, standing with Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, are (l-r) Linda Starnes, Sharon Price John, Shannon Driver, Joel Seligstein, Jerry Summers, Larry Carroll, Janice McKinley, Chris Kirkland (son of Bob Kirkland), Edwin McDougle, Denning Rodriguez, Nannette Baker, Jim Murphy, Mintha Roach, Ashley Kerns, Ben Weprin, Mitch Patel, and Alumni Board President Clay Jones.

Seventeen remarkable Volunteers were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world. at the 2016 Alumni Board Awards Dinner.

UT Kicks Off Church Lecture Series with Architect Paul Mankins September 26

The UT College of Architecture and Design will host Paul Mankins Monday, Sept. 26.

The College of Architecture and Design kicks off its 2016–2017 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series with lecturer Paul Mankins, founding partner of substancearchitecture in Des Moines, Iowa. Mankins will present “Work of substance: r2c2s2p” at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building. Free and open to the public, the event will be streamed live.

UT Architecture Faculty Named Affiliated Fellows, Design Medalists

Ted Shelton and Tricia Stuth, associate professors of architecture in UT’s College of Architecture and Design, continued their research this summer—both internationally and nationally—in the investigation of historical preservation and design. The experience allowed them to explore their ideas of the “unseen site.”

UT Student Spent Summer Conducting Tests at Nuclear Sites in Pacific

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Nashville native Adam Stratz got to experience what might be considered an ideal summer vacation just before the start of the fall semester, spending eighteen days in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. However, his mission was anything but vacation. Stratz was the lone student taking part in a radiation survey of former United States atomic and thermonuclear test sites in the islands.

ACS: Tennessee Poverty Rates Decline, Median Income Rises

Tennessee was one of twenty-five states that saw a significant decline in its poverty rates, 1.6 percent, from 2014 to 2015, according to the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year estimates released today by the US Census Bureau.