Current Students News

Tennis Player Sean Karl Passes Away

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Sophomore Volunteer men’s tennis player Sean Karl died Sunday in Knoxville after a two-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of tissue and bone cancer that predominately attacks adolescents and young adults. A memorial service will be held on campus at Goodfriend Tennis Center on Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family and team are asking all attendees to wear Tennessee orange.

Professor Awarded for Prehistoric Rock Art Research

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Jan Simek has spent decades trekking for miles in complete darkness, contorting his body to fit around rocks, and navigating down muddy and stony slopes. The UT anthropology professor’s work has paid off in the form of big discoveries—and now a big award.

UT Humanities Center Lecture to Focus on Famous Philosopher, Moral Theory

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For centuries, philosophers have studied why people do the things that they do, with many basing their studies on Immanuel Kant’s moral theory. Karl Ameriks, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about morality and autonomy on November 21 when he gives the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1210 in McClung Tower.

UT’s Final Pregame Showcase of the Season Goes Behind-the-Scenes

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Curious about how an actor gets into character? Kathleen Buckley, associate professor of theatre, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how actors break down a script at this week’s final Pregame Showcase before the Vols take on the Missouri Tigers.

Bryan Hilbert Named Coordinator of UT’s Disability Careers Office

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Bryan Hilbert is the new coordinator for UT’s Disability Careers Office. Hilbert assists students and alumni with disabilities by providing career planning and guidance. He previously served as a testing and assistive technology coordinator in the Office of Disability Services.

Annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle Kicks Off Monday

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Tennessee and Kentucky fans will have another chance to compete just days after the two football teams meet at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, November 15. The twenty-seventh annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle will take place Monday, November 17, through Friday, November 21.