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Students Design Billboards to Encourage People to Vote


Some students from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media are urging people to get out and vote in a big way. Their messages are on billboards around the Knoxville area. Rob Heller, a JEM professor in the College of Communication and Information, asked his media graphics students to design posters encouraging people to vote in the upcoming election. “I’m very proud of their creative work,” Heller said.

Emery Co-Authors Study on Detection of Water on Asteroid Named Psyche


Professor Josh Emery has helped detect water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system. The asteroid is the target of a proposed NASA mission. The study, published in the Astronomical Journal under the auspices of the US Geological Survey and NASA, provides evidence for water-rich minerals on Psyche, an asteroid that is 186 miles across and is made of almost pure nickel-iron metal.

Homecoming Week Begins October 30; Celebration Marks 100th Anniversary


One hundred years ago, UT held its first Homecoming celebration. Three hundred alumni attended. This year, thousands of Volunteers are expected to participate in Homecoming activities which begin Sunday, October 30, and culminate next weekend with the UT vs. Tennessee Tech football game and several events, including a free Saturday-night concert on Market Square. This

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Baker Center Announces Newest Class of Scholars

UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has added 14 new Baker Scholars to its program, bringing the total number to 30. “This select group of students have an academic and career interest in public policy and government,” said Nissa Dahlin-Brown, associate director of the Baker Center. “It is a unique experience for undergraduates to be able to target an issue they are passionate about; research it; and discover ideas, solutions, and unintended consequences.”

UT to Host Free Conference on Census Data November 18

Bill Fox, director of UT's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

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.

Board Votes to Name the John D. Tickle College of Engineering

(Left to right) UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Tickle College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis, John D. Tickle and UT President Joe DiPietro stand together after the UT Board of Trustees approved the naming of the college of engineering in Tickle's honor on Oct. 14, 2016.

The UT Board of Trustees voted to name the College of Engineering for distinguished alumnus John D. Tickle. It marks the second time in the campus’s 222-year history that a college has been named for an alumnus and benefactor. Tickle, a 1965 industrial engineering graduate from Bristol, Tennessee, is chairman of the Strongwell Corporation.

Panel Discussion on the Politics in The Crucible Following October 16 Matinee

A panel discussion about the impact of Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible on political discussions at the time of its writing and today will take place in the Carousel Theatre following the Sunday, October 16 matinee. The discussion is free and open to the public. Discussing the play and its effect on recent and current

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UT Welcomes Fans, SEC Nation to Alabama Game Saturday

Pride of the Southland Band on the field in Neyland Stadium at UT Homecoming 2015. Photo by Caroline Knight.

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against the top-ranked University of Alabama. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game. The SEC Network’s SEC Nation program will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ayres Hall.