The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.
The McClung Museum Store is hosting a back-to-school sale through the end of the month.
Two specialized sections of CMST 240 Business and Professional Communication that assist students with managing speech anxiety are open for fall.
Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are available to faculty and students.
To celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, the UT Farmers Market will feature special events and giveaways from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17.
With the new academic year, nine schools and departments are welcoming new directors and heads.
Five senior classics students spent the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. “Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley” is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Rabat, Morocco. The project is co-directed by UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students.
Beginning this fall, the university will migrate to Turning Technologies’ TurningPoint Cloud as a campus-supported personal response system for classroom polling, commonly referred to as clickers. TurningPoint Cloud is a hybrid polling option that features desktop polling with a hand-held clicker device and ResponseWare for web-enabled polling via a mobile license and a smartphone, tablet, computer, etc. With the
Nitrogen-based pollution might be worse than thought, according to a new study.
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to take a seat in a ball pit and make a friend during “Meet a Vol, Hall a Ball!” events.