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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A UT endowment established to honor longtime women’s athletic director Joan Cronan provides a graduate fellowship to Lady Vols who wish to follow in Cronan’s footsteps and advocate for women’s athletics. The first recipient of the Joan Cronan Lady Vol Graduate Fellowship is four-time All-American softball star Raven Chavanne, who holds team records for career batting average and stolen bases.
UT’s historic Hopecote guest house is currently undergoing upgrades. Workers will remove the home’s hail-damaged slate-tile roof, repair the structure underneath, install new water and ice-resistant roofing layers, and add new gutters and downspouts.
Dedicated to students from families making less than $40,000 a year, the program provides a $2,500 scholarship to forty UT students from Knox County annually. The Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group’s foundation invests $100,000 each year in the program. For Volunteers from lower-income families, the need-based scholarships help make the dream of earning a college degree from UT a reality.
Students at UT’s Haslam College of Business will host the fifth annual Barefoot Benefit on Sunday, October 26.