Current Students News

Baker Center Announces October 2016 Lectures and Public Events

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has released its schedule of events for October. The first event is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, with Rich Pacelle, director of the political science department, presenting a talk titled “Forty More Years: The Making of the Clinton/Trump Court.”

The Perks of Going Abroad During Your College Career

Studying, interning, or researching abroad is one of the most life changing experiences you can have as a student. The opportunity to learn, grow and live in a different country and experience a different culture is incredibly eye-opening.

Graduate School Seeks Applicants for Student/Faculty Research Awards

UT’s Graduate School is seeking applicant proposals for the Student/Faculty Research Awards. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to student-faculty pairs to support research or creative projects. The funds may be used to purchase supplies needed for research; for travel to work in other laboratories, libraries, or archives; for specialized training; or in

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UT to Host Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art Oct. 4

Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will speak at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, as part of the Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Cole’s lecture, “The Case for Diversity and Inclusion,” will take place in the Grand Pavilion Ballroom.

New Key Request System Coming to Campus

Changes are coming to the process for requesting a key or swipe card access on campus. Ensuring the safety of our community and campus is always of the utmost importance, and these access changes will increase the security and control over who can access campus buildings and departmental spaces. In addition to increased security, this

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Recent Graduate Recognized in ‘Junior Nobel Prize’ Competition

A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the “junior Nobel Prize”—for his paper in the philosophy category. Duncan Cordry, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico, has been honored for his paper on whether people have free will and, in particular, what conditions they must meet in order to act freely.

Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tour of the Tennessee River

Image of the Tennessee River in Savannah, Tennessee, taken by the UT School of Landscape Architecture's drone during the 2016 river tour.

Four states, five days, 1,157 miles, and all the catfish they could eat. A dozen College of Architecture and Design students have completed their tour of the Tennessee River, but their work has just begun. They traveled along the Tennessee River through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky to understand the influences and impacts on the river system.

Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Time Effectively

It’s almost October and many of you have gotten in to a routine for the school year. But some of you may still be trying to develop a plan for managing your time effectively. Read tips and tricks from some of the Student Success Center’s academic coaches about time management. You may not need to use every technique, but you can pick and choose the ones that work for you.

Updates to the Campus Golf/Utility Cart Policy

UTPD, Parking & Transit Services, and Environmental Health and Safety are partnering to announce a policy effective immediately. Alternative vehicles (like golf/utility carts) are not allowed to operate in an unsafe manner, park on sidewalks and block entrances to buildings, and must be registered.