Community News

College of Communication and Information to Kick Off Fundraising Campaign

Celebrating cutting-edge facilities and the appointment of world-class faculty who are helping to prepare students for communication jobs of the future, the College of Communication and Information will launch the public phase of a $15 million campaign. The Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 campaign announcement will be made tonight as part of the college’s annual awards banquet.

Native American Student Association to Host Heritage Celebration Weekend

The Native American Student Association at UT with the support of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the university’s Ready for the World initiative are marking Native American Heritage Month with some special events on Saturday. An exhibition of powwow dancing in the HPER atrium will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Response to the Vandalism of an American Flag on Our Campus

The university has received a number of questions about the defacing of an American flag in front of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. We share in the concern our community has expressed about this incident.

TRECS Lower Level Closure During Winter Break

The RecSports department will be installing a new floor in the TRECS Fitness Center area starting December 8 through the remainder of Winter Break. During this time the lower level of the TRECS will be closed. Limited equipment will be offered around the track level, TRECS Court D, and the HPER weight room. TRECS appreciates your patience as we improve

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Office Story: Little Italy Is Hiding in McClung Tower

Who: Renée D’Elia-Zunino is a distinguished lecturer in Italian studies and faculty advisor of UT’s Italian Club. She said she loves sharing not only the Italian language but Italian culture with her students. “Everything my students learn has a purpose.” D’Elia-Zunino and her students also participate in an annual Italian immersion weekend in Kingston, Tennessee.

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Education Center Designed by UT Students, Faculty Earns Top Design Awards

The College of Architecture and Design was recently awarded the 2016 Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee for its design of the Beardsley Farm Education Center, a project of the college’s design/build program. Completed in 2016, the center provides a classroom, office spaces, and restrooms for local residents, volunteers, and farm staff.

Journalism Students to Cover World Food Championships

When the World Food Championships—sometimes called the Olympics of the culinary world—takes place in Orange Beach, Alabama, today through Sunday, UT will be behind the scenes and on the sidelines.

Jack Dongarra Named Member of Russian Academy of Sciences Along with Henry Kissinger

Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory in the Tickle College of Engineering, has added another item to his already impressive resume, as the Russian Academy of Sciences has elected him as a member. Another American joins Dongarra in this year’s class: former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was elected to the academy’s wing devoted to global relations.

Haslam College of Business to Honor Veterans, Active Service Members

The Haslam College of Business will recognize veterans and active service members at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, in the college’s atrium. The event falls on the birthday of the United States Marine Corps and features retired Marine Col. Kenneth Dunn as the keynote speaker.

Alexander Cartwright to Visit Campus Thursday and Friday

Alexander Cartwright, executive vice chancellor and provost of the State University of New York system, will interview on campus Thursday and Friday, November 10 and 11, as part of the search for the next UT Knoxville chancellor. Cartwright will lead a public forum for faculty and staff from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.