Community News

UT to Host President of Carnegie Foundation October 6

Anthony Byrk

The public is invited to attend the Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture featuring Anthony S. Byrk, president of the Carnegie Foundation, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6 at the Crowne Plaza, 401 Summit Hill Drive.

Frieson Black Cultural Center to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony


The campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the renaming of the Black Cultural Center as the Frieson Black Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 2. The center is being named for accomplished businessmen Ron and Don Frieson, who recently gave $1 million to the university to further the work of the center. The identical twins are UT alumni.

UT Welcomes Fans to Arkansas Game Saturday

Neyland Stadium's Empty Seats. Photography by FJ Gaylor Photography.

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against the University of Arkansas. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Razorbacks. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. ESPN-2 will televise the game.

Head to the Park During October for Smoky Mountain Field School Courses

A landscape shot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Smoky Mountain Field School has a slate of workshops planned for October, a beautiful time of year to explore the Smokies. Take a day hike to Mount LeConte, learn about bears, get comfortable with orienteering by map and compass, and learn about Cherokee plant lore.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: College of Nursing Community Health Fairs


The College of Nursing Community Health Fairs have changed locations and themes over the years to reflect shifting community needs. The fairs provide an opportunity for nursing students to gain valuable community experience while providing both university and community members with personal health information and numerous screenings.

Because We’re Vols

As Vols, we take pride in creating a culture that respects every member of our community. The university upholds ten principles of civility and community: respect, dialogue, collegiality, inclusivity, knowledge, integrity, learning, awareness, diversity, and response.

Science Forum to Discuss the Quest for Clean Water through Desalination

Shannon Mahurin, staff scientist for the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss issues in water supply and how new materials could improve the desalination process for future needs at this week’s Science Forum. His talk, “Desalination: The Quest for Clean Water,” will be held at noon on Friday, October 2, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.