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McClung Museum to Host First Friday Open House

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is partnering with the UT Center for the Study of War and Society to host a First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7. The open house is in honor of the World War I centenary and will focus on WWI objects in the museum’s collections.

History Department to Host Symposium Exploring Intellectual Freedom

UT’s Department of History will host a symposium Monday, April 10, exploring the history and future of intellectual autonomy on college campuses. The event, which will feature a panel of faculty members from various UT departments, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the College of Law Auditorium, Room 132. It is free and open to the public.

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week Kicks Off Today

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week kicks off today at UT with a full slate of activities planned throughout the week, capped off by the Three-Minute Thesis Final Competition on Friday, April 7. The week’s events include a Graduate School Open House; sessions about poster and presentation design, job search, and other campus career-related resources; free

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Ready for the World Music Series Celebrates China

Audiences will be transported to the wonders of China during the final installment of this year’s Ready for the World Music Series on Sunday, April 2. The Ready for the World Music Series: China will feature a reception as well as cultural exhibits and displays provided by the UT Confucius Institute, the UT School of Art, UT Libraries, and the International House. The Confucius Institute will also be providing culinary delights from China.

The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff, and retirees, about 400 alumni, and one bluetick coonhound, UT this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together in Neyland Stadium to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet. NBC’s Today show viewers witnessed the feat, which was part of Rokerthon 3, weatherman Al Roker’s week-long trek to five universities to break world records.