Current Students News

Staff Member Inducted into Inaugural Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame


As executive director of Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities, Alan Muir has brought together universities, employers, and US government agencies to focus on the careers of college graduates with disabilities. Last month, Muir was recognized for his outstanding work when he was selected as one of the members of the inaugural class of the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.

Office of Sustainability Recognized for Innovation, Advanced Leadership

UT’s Office of Sustainability has been named a finalist in the sixth annual Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, which honor the best environmental efforts among colleges and universities that have signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

Culinary Students to Hold Ice-Carving Demonstration

Students in the Culinary Program will be carving ice sculptures for the first time from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, on the Locust Street side of the UT Conference Center at 600 Henley Street.

Students to Drop Frozen Pumpkins from Lift on Friday

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The Society of Physics Students will be dropping frozen pumpkins from a height of 80 feet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 30, near the Humanities and Social Sciences building, between McClung Plaza and Volunteer Drive.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: MBA Innovation in Practice Course

Every first-year, full-time student in the MBA program is required to complete Innovation in Practice, a service-learning capstone course in partnership with a local nonprofit organization. This program is an outgrowth of work that UT MBA students have been doing with nonprofits since 2004, and involves up to ten faculty and seventy students every year.

TechSmarrt Wins Fall 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition

TechSmarrt, a team of UT students, beat twelve competitors to win the fall 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition last week. The student team pitched software they developed for use in industrial and pharmaceutical applications.

Breakthrough Involving Students Could Alter Tech, Mining Worlds

A trio of students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently got the chance to work with scientists from around the country on a process that might make it easier and less expensive to obtain rare earth elements.

Sanders to Deliver Presentation on Modernized Smart Grid


The College of Engineering’s third Distinguished Lecture Series event of the fall takes place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, as the college welcomes William Sanders for his presentation “Challenges and Approaches for a Trustworthy Power Grid Cyber Infrastructure.”