Community News

FUTURE Program Invites Public to Free Screening of Autism in Love

Autism in Love poster

UT’s FUTURE program, in partnership with Independent Lens and East Tennessee PBS, are presenting a screening of Autism in Love, which examines the everyday realities of autistic adulthood, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, in Alumni Memorial Building Room 27.

Candlelight Vigil Tonight for Victims of Paris Attacks

The campus community is invited to join the student French honor society, Pi Delta Phi, at a candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m. today on Market Square in downtown Knoxville, in honor of the victims of the Paris attacks. For more information, contact Mary McAlpin at

Orange-Blue Blood Drive Kicks Off November 16

The twenty-eighth annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle begins today and continues through Friday, November 20. Each year, UT takes on the University of Kentucky in the friendly competition to see which fan base can bring in more blood donations during a five-day period.

Ridin’ With Rick: Barnes Gives Students a Lift to Class


UT students were treated to Uber-like service from head coach Rick Barnes on Wednesday as the first year headman took to campus with an orange-clad Polaris ATV to give a few lucky students a lift to their morning classes.

UT Institute for Public Service Prepares for Off-Campus Move

The UT System’s Knoxville footprint is growing to include the Mechanicsville area with the relocation of the UT Institute for Public Service. Sixty-five people who work in IPS Knoxville offices will move into a building, previously occupied by state of Tennessee employees, at 1610 University Avenue beginning Monday.

Lesson Inspires Students to Organize Human Trafficking Awareness Event


A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Tennessee Partnership for Ongoing Parental Support


Tennessee Partnership for Ongoing Parental Support, based in the College of Social Work, provides assistance to noncustodial fathers who are incarcerated or recently released, as well as informational sessions for correctional staff. These programs are funded through a contract administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and UT.

Festival to Honor Great German Literary Figure

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s life and work will be celebrated through film screenings, a poetry contest, panel discussions, and performances at a festival to be held November 12–13.