More jobs. An unemployment rate that’s trending down. Increasing personal income. Thanks to these gains, there is a positive ring to this fall’s Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook report prepared by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research. “Tennessee’s economic outlook is very similar to the national outlook, with moderate to strong growth expected for the second half of the year and a continuation of growth through 2015,” said Matt Murray, associate director of CBER, who directed the report.
Students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design last week turned several metered spaces near Market Square downtown
The McClung Museum will be featured in the upcoming Antiques Roadshow episode “Knoxville, Hour 3,” which airs Monday, October 6, nationally on PBS and locally on East Tennessee PBS at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Tuesday, September 23, is National Voter Registration Day and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and other UT organizations will be offering voter registration at several booths on campus. The Baker ambassadors and Baker Center Living and Learning Community will host a table in John C. Hodges Library, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where students can register to vote, get absentee ballot information, and find their polling locations.
The Center for International Education will host its annual International Education Week September 22-26 with events that celebrate the diverse culture on campus and showcase the university’s global initiatives.
The College of Communication and Information will celebrate its Diversity and Inclusion Week September 22–25 with a keynote speech, an open forum, panels, and a diversity festival. Jose Aponte, director of the San Diego County Library System, will deliver the keynote address at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, in the McClung Museum auditorium.
UT’s inaugural Arab Cultural Fair and academic symposium kick off this weekend with museum displays of Arabic art and other cultural demonstrations.
Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor and part of the economic transition team advisory board for President Barack Obama, will deliver the Anne Mayhew Distinguished Honors Lecture on September 23 at UT.
Graduate teaching associate Laura Lemon found herself in an interesting spot at last week’s Medal of Honor Town Hall at UT. On one side of her sat her public relations students, eagerly taking notes to write a press release about the event. On the other side sat her father, Medal of Honor recipient Peter Lemon.
Constitution Day is Wednesday, September 17, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will celebrate the day with a full slate of activities, capped off with a discussion featuring Governor Bill Haslam and former Governor Phil Bredesen.