Community News

Section of I-75 to be Renamed for Iraq War Casualty, Son of UT Employee

A ceremony will be held Saturday, September 13, in Lenoir City to rename a section of Interstate 75 in honor of the deceased son of a UT employee. The section of highway will be named in honor of Lance Corporal William C. Koprince Jr., who died while serving in the US Marine Corps in Iraq. His mother, Bernice Koprince, works in the UT Department of History.

Atomic Bombs, World War II Discussed at Today’s Science Forum

A former UT professor will discuss the global events leading up to the Manhattan Project, the research project that produced the first atomic bombs in World War II, at today’s Science Forum. Ted Lundy, retired professor of metallurgy, will speak on “The Manhattan Project: How Did It Begin?” His talk begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.

College of Architecture and Design to Host Open House September 20

The College of Architecture and Design will host an open house on Saturday, September 20. The event will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture.

McClung Museum Hosts Free Programs in September

Museum lovers, families, and other community members are invited to explore and enjoy a variety of free events this month at the McClung Museum of Natural History. The events kick off at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 14, with a signing of the newly issued third edition of the popular book Tellico Archaeology and a lecture by author and McClung Museum Director Jeff Chapman.

Today’s Science Forum to Discuss Curiosity Rover, Potential Life on Mars

UT’s annual Science Forum kicks off today with a discussion on how NASA’s Curiosity rover could help determine if life was once sustainable on Mars. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation.