Community News

Head to the Park During October for Smoky Mountain Field School Courses

A landscape shot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Smoky Mountain Field School has a slate of workshops planned for October, a beautiful time of year to explore the Smokies. Take a day hike to Mount LeConte, learn about bears, get comfortable with orienteering by map and compass, and learn about Cherokee plant lore.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: College of Nursing Community Health Fairs


The College of Nursing Community Health Fairs have changed locations and themes over the years to reflect shifting community needs. The fairs provide an opportunity for nursing students to gain valuable community experience while providing both university and community members with personal health information and numerous screenings.

Because We’re Vols

As Vols, we take pride in creating a culture that respects every member of our community. The university upholds ten principles of civility and community: respect, dialogue, collegiality, inclusivity, knowledge, integrity, learning, awareness, diversity, and response.

Science Forum to Discuss the Quest for Clean Water through Desalination

Shannon Mahurin, staff scientist for the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss issues in water supply and how new materials could improve the desalination process for future needs at this week’s Science Forum. His talk, “Desalination: The Quest for Clean Water,” will be held at noon on Friday, October 2, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

Carnegie Foundation President to Deliver Lecture October 6


Anthony Bryk, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is serving as the 2015 Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecturer at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, at the Crown Plaza, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive.