The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured Joshua Bienko, assistant professor of art, in this story. He was named Man of the Year for being the top fundraiser for the Knoxville Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University, will lecture at the College of Architecture and Design at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27, as part of its 2016–2017 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building. The event is free and open to the public.
National experts from the US Census Bureau will be in Knoxville next month to share information about the upcoming 2020 census as well as new data tools. The 2016 Data Users Conference, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, is set for 8:30 a.m., November 18 at the downtown Hilton Hotel, 501 West Church Avenue.
Twice a year, the Office of the Provost will host Mic/Nite, a “Pecha-Kucha Powered” social gathering in order to enhance the intellectual, interdisciplinary, and cultural life of the faculty and staff at UT Knoxville. This year, Mic/Nite will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26. RSVPs are encouraged.
Four UT faculty members have been selected to participate in the 2016-17 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. UT faculty members receiving grant funds are Suzie Allard, Charles Collins, Beauvais Lyons, and Matthew M. Mench. The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is a professional growth initiative that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond.
Russia, abortion, disrespect for women, and allegations of a rigged election generated the most chatter Wednesday night during the final debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Those are among the findings of The Political Social Media Research Group, composed of students in a School of Journalism and Electronic Media political communication seminar.
The Society of Physics Students will host its second annual pumpkin drop on Friday, October 28. The event will begin at 4 p.m. on McClung Plaza beside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building with student organization booths and hands-on science demonstrations.
UT is among the top green institutions in the nation, according to the Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition list. The list was determined based upon a comprehensive assessment of more than 2,000 colleges. The publication notes that UT is a school with an “overall commitment to sustainability.”
The campus community is invited to all Halloween events on campus. Faculty and staff are welcome to bring their families to the following events: Howl-O-Ween, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 23, at UT Gardens. The Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo caters to dogs and dog lovers. This fun event with a spooky twist will
Mark DeKay delivered a keynote address at the 2016 Architectural Education Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The forum took place in conjunction with the South African Institute of Architects annual conference.