The Ready for the World Cafe will journey to France on Thursday, October 23 and October 30. The luncheons will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive.
Competition, fun, and a little information will be on tap Thursday as some of the top high school students in East Tennessee arrive on campus for the College of Engineering’s annual Engineers Day. All undergraduate classes will be dismissed for the day so that UT faculty, staff and students can interact with the visitors, more than 1,700 of whom will be attending this year.
Urbanism, sustainability, and other structural challenges that many American cities are facing will be discussed at this week’s UT Science Forum.
Gordon Burghardt, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will be talking about the importance of play at this week’s Pregame Showcase prior to Saturday’s football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Amber Roessner, an assistant professor of journalism and electronic media, interviewed former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The interview was for Roessner’s second book, tentatively titled Jimmy Who: Jimmy Carter and the Practice of Presidential Press and Promotion in the First Post-Watergate Election, due to be published by LSU Press in 2017.
Census data users in the state are invited to a free conference hosted by UT on Wednesday, November 19. Registration is open for the conference.
On October 23, the campus will celebrate Sustainability Day, a showcase of the sustainable initiatives taking place in and around campus and the Knoxville community.
Several improvements are being made to the Cumberland Avenue side of Ayres Hall and a primary pedestrian pathway to the Hill.
Professors from the UT College of Engineering are part of three separate nuclear safety research projects that collectively have been awarded $2.6 million.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a lecture by nationally known expert Barney L. Lipscomb on Wednesday, October 22.