Steven Wilhelm, professor of microbiology, has been appointed Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor. The five-year appointment began August 1, 2014, and continues through the end of the 2018-19 academic year. The professorship in the College of Arts and Sciences was generously endowed in 2010 by alumni Kenneth and Blaire Mossman formerly of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of The Miracle Worker begins today and runs through October 19. The production stars Rachel Finney, a legally-blind UT senior who draws on her own life experiences to play Helen Keller.
Counting on the generosity of Volunteers, UT’s second annual Big Orange Give kicks off Homecoming Week and seeks to raise $500,000 in five days. The campaign has doubled its goal from last year’s successful effort, which involved more than 1,630 alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students pledging a total of $250,105 online.
UT Recycling has stepped up its efforts to move toward its goal of “Zero Waste Game Days” at Neyland Stadium. Its goal for the 2014 football season was to divert at least 50 percent of the game day waste from landfills. After the first two home games, the unit has met this goal by sending more than 50 percent of game-day waste to be processed for recycling and composting for the first time ever.
The strong link between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT will be on display Friday, as the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL welcomes UT students and faculty from the College of Engineering.
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Thursday and Friday, October 2 and 3, in the Hollingsworth Auditorium on the Institute of Agriculture campus.
Five finalists for the position of dean of the College of Law will visit campus over the next two weeks. As part of their visits, each candidate will lead a public forum for the campus community and respond to questions following their presentation.
Emerging diseases, medical advancements, and their impact on society will be analyzed at the Science Forum this week.
Two UT faculty members have received a $49,557 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to look at the role rural public libraries play in the economic development of the Appalachian region.
All faculty and staff are required to complete the campus’s international travel registration before traveling abroad on university business. To learn more about the process, faculty and staff are invited to attend one of three information sessions.