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
From preparing the Power T outline on Shields-Watkins Field to making the Ayres Hall chimes play the Today show theme, the work of many Vol family members helped to make Wednesday’s world record-breaking event a Big Orange success.
Mark Littmann, professor and Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing, will present “Totality: The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017” at this week’s Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, April 7.
Jedediah Blanton, assistant professor of kinesiology, recreation and sport studies, offers some tips to help children enjoy sports.
Christine Nattrass, assistant professor of physics, will present “Recreating the Big Bang at the Large Hadron Collider” on Saturday, April 8, at Saturday Morning Physics.
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.
A pair of water-related issues forced temporary closures of a parking garage and of Volunteer Boulevard late Wednesday.
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.
Travel back in time to the 18th century and visit with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as UT celebrates AustenFest April 5–7.
Joel Achenbach, acclaimed science writer for the Washington Post, will present “Navigating the Era of Fake News, Pseudoscience, and Bunk” as the 25th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.