As students make their way to UT for the 2014–2015 school year, they will be greeted by an array of activities and events during the university’s traditional Welcome Week. The week that gives students a glimpse of campus life kicks off Saturday, August 16, as both new and returning students move into residence halls beginning at 8:00 a.m.
As students move in this week, a few campus roads near the residence halls will be closed and others will reverse their normal traffic flow to help students get their belongings transported to their building as quickly as possible.
Students and faculty returning to Rocky Top next week can expect to see several large transformations to campus. Most notable are the new Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall and the new pedestrian bridge connecting the Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway to the Hill. A new location to eat and shop will open along Cumberland Avenue, just in time for the Volunteers’ home opener game on August 31.
UT Recycling’s first large-scale project of the 2014–15 school year is a plan to improve paper recycling efforts on campus. Last year, UT sent 6,309 tons of material to the landfill at a significant cost to the university. That was, however, the least amount of trash sent to the landfill by the university in at least the past fifteen years.
Forbes, the popular business magazine, and the Princeton Review, an educational services company known for its test-preparation services, recently ranked UT among the best universities in the country.
UT is among the nation’s best undergraduate institutions, according to the Princeton Review‘s “The Best 379 Colleges” list.
Students of the College of Law will soon be able to practice trademark law before the US Department of Commerce’s US Patent and Trademark Office. UT is one of only forty-seven law schools chosen to participate in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.
Traffic on Pat Head Summitt Street between Volunteer Boulevard and Johnny Majors Drive is southbound only now through August 29.
The UT Institute for Public Service is the recipient of a $100,000 endowment from the Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund and the Tennessee County Services Loan Program. The endowment is earmarked for the internship programs at the Municipal Technical Advisory Service and the County Technical Assistance Service.
Tami Wyatt, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the College of Nursing, has been named one of twenty Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellows for 2014. Wyatt joins a select group of nurses from across the country chosen to participate in the program, which is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders working to improve the United States health care system.