UT will award an honorary degree to a national advocate for children and welcome leaders in business, healthcare, and government for spring commencement ceremonies set for May 6–8.
The Center for Transportation Research and KAT recently held a contest for students to enter their best drawings and designs for potential use on buses and trolleys.
The UT Libraries has created an online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies taken in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s by a Townsend businessman. Folk songs performed by local musicians have been added to the originally silent film clips. The William Derris Collection, composed of 334 slides and twelve film clips, is available online for free.
Literature lovers are invited to the Leo Tolstoy Festival on Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24.
This week’s featured community partnership is the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center, which seeks to improve regional water quality through community-based projects, outreach, education, training, and community empowerment activities.
Students, employees, alumni, and the community are invited to visit the University Center, which has served as a central hub for activity on campus, before it closes in late May.
Students from the Haslam College of Business will host Tour de Knox, a bike rally in association with Outdoor KnoxFest, on Sunday, April 26.
On Friday, first responders from eleven agencies participated in a disaster drill and more than 100 nursing students—the entire junior class—portrayed victims, complete with theatrical makeup that gave them realistic-looking gashes and bruises. The catastrophe played itself out in the morning, then gave way to an afternoon exercise where campus officials talked about repairs, closures, press briefings, and the process of getting back to normal.
The University of Tennessee’s EcoCAR3 team, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will be on hand Saturday at Earth Fest at World’s Fair Park. Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22.
More than 350 high school and college students turned out for the first WomEngineers Day hosted by the College of Engineering.