Rentique, a Knoxville-based fashion truck renting high-quality dresses for special occasions, beat out five competitors to win the spring 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition last week.
The decision to move a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is often difficult—and made more stressful because of the expense. Matthew Harris, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has partnered with A Place for Mom, North America’s largest senior referral service, to produce an assisted living price index and to further academic research on how individuals can make choices about residential long-term care.
Families and community members are invited to explore and enjoy free family events throughout April at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Wilma A. Dunaway, a professor of public and international affairs at Virginia Tech and a three-degree alumna of UT’s Department of Sociology, will return to campus on Monday, April 13, as the department’s Distinguished Alumna Speaker.
The McClung Museum will host a Civil War lecture and history walk during April.
The Academic Health Department, this week’s featured partnership, establishes a relationship between public health practice and academia. The program provides students with field placement, internships, and service-learning opportunities, while providing faculty with practice-based research experience.
The fifth annual FIRST Robotics Competition Smoky Mountain Regional, sponsored in part by the College of Engineering, was held April 2–4, and was featured by several media outlets.
A production of Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflote, about a quest for love and adventure, will run from Friday, April 10, to Sunday, April 12.
Looking for tips to help you adopt more sustainable practices at home and work? Facilities Services is hosting a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Sustainability for Home & Work,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the International House Great Room. The event is open to the public.
Paul Butler, a nationally recognized expert on issues of race and criminal justice, will deliver the 2015 Charles H. Miller Lecture in Professional Responsibility at UT’s College of Law.