As UT faculty and students wrap up this year’s work, planning is already underway for next year’s Smart Communities Initiative partnership with the Southeast Tennessee Development District.
UT will celebrate the sixth annual Undergraduate Research Week April 10-18 with a series of events centered around research, art and scholarship from undergraduate students across campus.
A two-year City of Knoxville project to reconstruct the Cumberland Avenue corridor through campus is underway. Motorists should anticipate closed lanes from West Volunteer Boulevard to Twenty-First Street to allow for a one-block tapering of traffic.
Chancellor Cheek and Dean of Students Melissa Shivers surprised nine seniors during the past two weeks in different classes and meetings to notify them they had been selected to receive the Torchbearer award. Congratulations to Rilwan Balogun, Matthew Barnett, Cierra Burdick, Connor Dugosh, Kelsey Keny, Valerie King, Kenna Rewcastle, Julia Ross, and Christopher Smith for being awarded the highest
This week kicks-off UT’s ninth annual Earth Month which hosts a range of events allowing our campus community to share their passion for the environment.
Health resources will be available to the UT community at HealthBeat 2015, a free health fair for UT students, faculty, staff, and retirees, as well as their families.
Habitat for Humanity and UT and For the Kids at UTK are this week’s featured partnerships. The Habitat for Humanity program partners with community members to build homes, and For the Kids at UTK helps to support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
R. J. Vogt, a Haslam Scholar and senior in the College Scholars program, has won a Princeton in Asia fellowship that will allow him to spend at least a year working at a bilingual newspaper in the country of Myanmar. Vogt, of Nashville will leave in August to work at the Myanmar Times, a weekly newspaper that is transitioning to a daily. He’ll be living in Yangon, the city formerly known as Rangoon.
The dangers, intrigue and violence of medieval and early modern warfare and statecraft will be the focus of the twelfth annual Marco Symposium at UT from April 9 to 11.
UT students Sam McCullough, a junior in finance, and Will Logan, a junior in marketing, are competing for the chance of a lifetime. They hope to perform at one of the world’s best music festivals, Bonnaroo.