Seven UT students have been recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor—the Torchbearer award. The students were recently notified of their selection with surprise visits from Chancellor Beverly Davenport and other UT administrators while in class, in student organization meetings, and even in their coach’s office. They will receive a Torchbearer medal during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on Wednesday, April 19. The event is the university’s largest recognition event of the year.
The UT Police Department will host its annual Memorial Golf Tournament at the Three Ridges Golf Course at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. Registration is now open for the tournament, which is in its 10th year.
Piotr Wilczek, Polish ambassador to the United States, will speak at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Wednesday, April 12, as part of the Ashe Distinguished Lecture Series. Wilczek’s lecture, “Poland and the World,” begins at 5:30 p.m. in the center’s Toyota Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Ovi Kabir, a junior in political science with a concentration in pre-law, grew up in Jellico, Tennessee, then later moved to Oak Ridge, so East Tennessee has always been home for him. During his first year on campus, he was involved with many different organizations including SGA, Clement Hall Residence Association, and Tennessee crew. This year he has dialed it back to focus hon community service around Knoxville and serve as the president for Tennessee Crew.
Zachary Ogburn, a second year chemistry graduate student, has developed a novel approach to monitor how microscopic algae adapt—a step that could help improve the marine environment.
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.
UT’s Baker Center will host former US Congressman Bob Clement at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Toyota Auditorium. Clement will discuss his journey from the Governor’s Residence to Congress as well as his newly-released book.
About two dozen Title IX coordinators and staff members from 11 of the 14 SEC universities gathered earlier this week at the Conference Center for the inaugural two-day SEC Title IX Coordinators Summit.
The Clarence Brown Theatre’s eight-play lineup for the 207–18 season includes two Tony-winning musicals, a classic play by Anton Chekhov, a new CBT-commissioned drama, and the return of a holiday classic.
A documentary detailing the UT Chamber Singers’ 2015 England Cathedral Residency will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9.