Construction on campus and the City of Knoxville’s upgrades to Cumberland Avenue will present challenges to faculty and staff as well as students and their families traveling to campus.
For students who are subject to bullying, school can be a daunting place to spend eight hours a day. Professor David Dupper suggests empowering bystanders to help put a stop to the destructive behavior.
Associate Professor of Social Work Matthew Theriot, who successfully led the effort to develop UT’s new Experience Learning initiative, has been named associate provost for teaching and learning innovation. He will oversee implementation of Experience Learning and oversee the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center.
Students returning to campus for the fall semester will be greeted by the iconic Volunteer statue on the renovated Torchbearer Plaza and Circle Park.
UT’s Richard Pacelle provided analysis for WATE-TV Channel 6 after the first presidential debate of the election season August 6 featuring Republican candidates. Watch the interview here. Pacelle is head of the Department of Political Science and an expert on American politics, constitutional law, civil liberties, and the judicial process.
A multi-faceted improvement project is now underway at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium on campus. The site is closed until the project is completed in early 2016.
UT is among the best undergraduate institutions in the nation, according to the Princeton Review’s The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition list.
The McClung Museum Store is holding a back-to-school sale during all of August. Customers will receive 25 percent off most merchandise, including toys, books, artwork, jewelry, and gifts.
Sarah Lebeis, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, has co-authored a paper that gives scientists a glimpse into how defense hormones shape plant health above and below the soil. Several leading science outlets have published stories about the research. They include: IFL Science: Plant Defense Hormones Build Healthy Microbiomes for Roots Science Daily: Unearthing cornerstones in root
Invasive species, from plants like the kudzu vine to animals like the red scale insect that chomps through citrus crops, threaten the health of vital agricultural and natural lands. Three undergraduate students have developed a new tool to help fight these pests. Their work was done with UT faculty mentors during a summer research program at NIMBioS.