UT’s United Residence Hall Council will host the third annual Fainting Goat 5K and Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25. The event is open to the public.
Michinari Hamaguchi, president of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, will speak at the Baker Center as part of the Howard Baker Memorial Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m. March 23 in the Toyota Auditorium.
Students enrolled in UT’s Culinary and Catering program are presenting a public luncheon series where they will hone their skills in a restaurant setting.
New York Times best-selling author Sam Kean will visit UT from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, to talk about his book The Disappearing Spoon.
UT students will volunteer in five communities during next week’s spring break. This semester’s Alternative Break trips will round out the 188th trip in the program’s history. Seventy-seven students and staff members will depart campus Sunday, March 12, and return Saturday, March 18. The program is coordinated through UT’s Center for Leadership and Service. Student
UT has scheduled several campus construction and repair projects to take place during spring break, March 13–17, when pedestrian and vehicle traffic are at reduced levels.
Jaan Mannik, assistant professor of physics, will present “Physics and Nanotechnology to Study Bacterial Cells” at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at this week’s Saturday Morning Physics lecture.
A new UT Knoxville policy governs the use of any unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or drone) on university property or in connection with university employment.
Journalist and author Asra Nomani, born into a conservative Muslim family from India, chronicles the struggle Muslim women face in reclaiming the rights granted at Islam’s birth in the seventh century, which have been erased by centuries of man-made rules and tribal traditions.
UT’s Athletics Department will host an introductory program to welcome new vice chancellor and director of athletics John Currie at 4:30 p.m. today at Thompson-Boling Arena.