The university will hold a dedication ceremony to celebrate the recent naming of the Haslam College of Business and the Haslam family’s transformational gift to the college on Friday, November 14.
Five years ago, as a US Navy petty officer on the USS Bainbridge, Melina Gardner—now a UT senior in sociology—found herself in the middle of a four-day standoff between the Navy and Somali pirates during the now-famous rescue of the ship’s captain Richard Phillips. As Veterans Day approaches, Gardner reflects on her experiences and how she now helps other veterans in the university’s Office of Veterans Affairs.
Jillian Paciello has been named the university’s Clery Act compliance coordinator. Paciello, formerly the records manager for the UT Police Department, will monitor and ensure Clery Act compliance at the university.
Tennessee veterans who have died in the line of duty since the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be honored when UT participates in its fourth annual National Day of Remembrance and Roll Call on Tuesday, November 11.
UT’S National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and SGA’s Diversity Affairs Committee invite you to help serve the community during their annual Fall Fest from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8 at Sarah Moore Greene Elementary School. E-mail email@example.com to sign up to volunteer.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a lecture on natural history as a popular science on Tuesday, November 25. Denise Phillips, an assistant professor in history, will present the 5:30 p.m. talk, “The Most Popular of Sciences: Natural History through the Centuries.”
As we learn more about climate change, we learn more about human history. Nicola Di Cosmo, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will talk about this link at the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture, 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 10, in Room 1210 of the McClung Tower.
Omer Onar, an Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow at ORNL, will talk about the world’s first dynamic wireless charging system without coils at this week’s Science Forum.
The university has won a prestigious national honor for improving its retention and graduation rates. At its meeting this morning in Orlando, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities honored UT with its “Most Visible Progress” Trailblazer award. Now in its second year, the award encourages colleges and universities to make retention and graduation a high priority by rewarding and highlighting programs that work.
A student startup company focused on developing innovative high-performance plastic and rubber materials has won this semester’s Vol Court competition.