Through the Smart Communities Initiative, UT faculty and students in twenty courses have spent this academic year working with the City of Cleveland, Tennessee, on thirteen projects ranging from branding research to revitalization efforts throughout the community.
George Pharr, Belle Upadhyaya, Maria Stehle, and Michael Handelsman received top faculty honors at Wednesday’s Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.
Nine students received the Torchbearer award, the highest honor given to students, on Wednesday at the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.
The Student Organic Farm is offering a twenty-week community-supported agriculture program beginning in May and running through September.
Holocaust survivor Henry A. Fribourg will speak at UT on Saturday, March 28.
Scott Kelly will begin a one-year mission in space later this week, giving UT an impressive span of being represented almost eighteen consecutive months in space.
Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and six other educators will be inducted into the Educators Hall of Honor class of 2015 on Thursday, March 26.
Before UT alumnus and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore turned over the command of the International Space Station in preparation for his return to Earth, he issued a good-bye message that included some love for UT.
On Monday, UT launched the second annual Big Orange Family Campaign. This year’s theme is “I Believe,” and the goal is to increase participation among faculty and staff members to 55 percent. Gifts can be made through payroll deduction, or as a one-time gift online. Contributors can choose to designate their gift to any college, department, program, scholarship, or pre-established gift fund.
The College of Engineering’s annual Engineers Day festivities brought a record-setting number high school students from around the state to The Hill on Thursday, where demonstrations, games, food, and fun served as the backdrop for a “getting to know you” session between the students from and the college.