In the spirit of Halloween, freshmen are embracing the ghoulish holiday in a creepy, crawly way. The popular First-Year Studies course It’s a Bug’s Life, taught by entomology and plant pathology professor Jerome Grant, examines how insects have shaped our world and influenced our lives through movies, television, art, literature, and even food.
Engineers Day is set for Thursday with a full day of events at Thompson-Boling Arena and around the Hill, particularly on Middle Drive.
The campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the renaming of the Black Cultural Center as the Frieson Black Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 2. The center is being named for accomplished businessmen Ron and Don Frieson, who recently gave $1 million to the university to further the work of the center. The identical twins are UT alumni.
UT and Southeast University in Nanjing, China, are hosting an English Immersion Summer Camp during the first two weeks of July 2016. This is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to work as teachers and classroom assistants in China.
The UT Libraries is in the midst of a marketing campaign with a very simple message to convey to students: there’s a UT librarian who specializes in your subject area.
The legal editor of BuzzFeed and a California college professor who is an expert on community, identity, and diversity will headline Diversity and Inclusion Week in the College of Communication and Information.
In just three years, 300 Precious Prints charms have been given to local families grieving the loss of a child as a special way to remember them, thanks to a student-led project in UT’s College of Nursing. Sprint for the Prints 5K, a family friendly race benefiting the program, will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, at Circle Park.
Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of art at Oregon State University in Corvallis, will speak at UT’s College of Architecture and Design at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17. Hiratsuka will present a lecture about his printmaking work in Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building.
Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English, will present “Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight” at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, prior to the UT vs. Western Carolina game.
On Friday, the university celebrated the midpoint of the largest building project in its history. More than thirty people lined up to cut the ceremonial orange ribbon, which spanned the width of UT’s new pedestrian bridge, at the dedication of the new Student Union.