The campus and community are invited to join Darwin Day celebrations at the McClung Museum on Monday, February 9. Darwin Day is a global celebration of scientific thought and intellectual curiosity.
Twenty-five years ago Lynn Champion, director of communications for the College of Arts and Sciences, founded a lecture series before home football games featuring talks by faculty from the college. From 1989 through 2014, Champion organized and staffed the Pregame Showcase, never missing a lecture.
UT has been included in the Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In 2015 edition.
Ten southern collegiate a cappella groups will compete this weekend at UT for a chance to advance to the national stage.
Leadership in the workplace, financial management techniques, and finding a work-life balance are a few of the topics on the docket for attendees of a new event coming to Knoxville this spring. WomEngineers Day, to be held at the Knoxville Convention Center on April 11, aims to bring together people interested or involved in engineering and other STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—fields of study.
PlanET began in 2010 as a regional partnership of communities building a shared direction for our future. PlanET comprises five counties, sixteen cities, and four towns, all investing in one region. The partnership addressed challenges regarding jobs, housing, transportation, a clean environment, and community health. UT’s role was to assist in the development of research, critical inquiry, planning and design strategies that accommodate an anticipated population growth rate of forty-five percent through 2040.
Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences, will speak about “Jesus the Jewish Storyteller: Hearing the Parables Anew.”
In honor of its new exhibit, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host an artist panel discussion at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2.
Fifteen teams from thirteen East Tennessee high schools will compete at the sixth annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl. The daylong competition is sponsored by UT’s Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Center.
This annual conference gets students involved in interactive sessions focused on creating a leadership brand, leading in a diverse world, servant leadership, and social justice. That event is followed by a half-day of community service in the Knoxville area in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where students experience first-hand some of the topics and issues discussed earlier in the day.