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Ready for the World Music Series Celebrates China

Audiences will be transported to the wonders of China during the final installment of this year’s Ready for the World Music Series on Sunday, April 2. The Ready for the World Music Series: China will feature a reception as well as cultural exhibits and displays provided by the UT Confucius Institute, the UT School of Art, UT Libraries, and the International House. The Confucius Institute will also be providing culinary delights from China.

The Volunteers Did It! UT Achieves World Record

With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff, and retirees, about 400 alumni, and one bluetick coonhound, UT this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together in Neyland Stadium to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet. NBC’s Today show viewers witnessed the feat, which was part of Rokerthon 3, weatherman Al Roker’s week-long trek to five universities to break world records.

Theater to Double Restroom Facilities and Make ADA Upgrades

The Clarence Brown Theatre will begin construction this spring on additional restroom facilities in its main theater. The expansion, which is currently is the design phase, will more than double the number of bathrooms in the theater and will be accompanied by two wheelchair lifts in the lobby.