Now in its sixth year, UT̍s Volunteer Bridge program has its largest class ever. This fall, 175 invited students began the program, which allows them to spend a year and a summer studying at Pellissippi State Community College and then, upon successful completion of program requirements, transfer seamlessly to UT.
Several new staff members have joined the Office of Equity and Diversity to improve our efforts to create and maintain a learning, living, and working environment free from all forms of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. The three professionals report to Jenny Richter, associate vice chancellor and campus Title IX coordinator. The team works closely
UT has been recognized for its strong support for veterans and their families in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report list of Best Colleges for Veterans released today. UT is 31st among all public universities and 66th among all public and private colleges and universities. That’s a rise of eighteen spots since last year.
In recognition of Knoxville’s 225th anniversary, UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture opens Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley, an exhibition exploring the city’s heritage as seen through archaeological discoveries. The exhibit opens September 17 and runs through January 8, 2017.
The Institute of Agriculture will host its International Programs Showcase from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, in Hollingsworth Auditorium.
“Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for sixty minutes” is one of General Robert Neyland’s famous game day maxims, one that fourteen Army ROTC cadets at UT are taking literally. At 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, the cadets will embark on a 148-mile journey across East Tennessee, taking turns to run the game day ball to the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol in time for the 8:00 p.m. coin toss Saturday, September 10.
Reflecting on her own experience and considering how the world has changed since in the past fifteen years, Laura Wheat offers some thoughts about dealing with tragedy and helping children cope.
Situated at the corner of Pat Head Summitt Street and Volunteer Boulevard, The Rock has been a symbol of self-expression on the UT campus since its excavation in the 1960s. In the decades since, it has displayed many iconic messages—but few, if any, have lasted as long as the patriotic message following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
September 11, 2001, is a day most of us will never forget.
UT will institute the same bag policy for concerts and special events at Thompson-Boling Arena that is already in place at athletic events at the arena, Neyland Stadium, and other venues.