When he is not analyzing images from Mars, Matt Chojnacki is training on UT’s exercise facilities to ensure he is physically fit for the aerial stunts he performs in Utah every summer. This is because in addition to being a scientist, Chojnacki is a former Olympic skier and a world-record holder.
Historian Paul Freedman of Yale University will deliver the annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at the Black Cultural Center at UT Knoxville. Freedman’s lecture is titled “A Phantom Spanish Archive: The Past Slips Through Our Fingers,” and is presented by UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
UT’s Team Living Light shined bright in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon which concluded this weekend.
The fun kicks off at 11:30 a.m. today for the thirty-fourth annual Autumn in Knoxville Fall Festival at the TRECS complex. Each year, thousands of Knoxville-area faculty and staff attend this employee appreciation event for fun, food, and giveaways.
Last week’s 50th Anniversary of African American Achievement gala was a showcase of original talent. The program looked at the university’s history since the 1950s with pieces created specifically for the event, including videos, vocal performances, a theatrical performance, and a spoken word performance. Capped off by an original arrangement of UT’s Alma Mater, the gala was a tribute to UT’s past, present and future.
In an open letter to the UT community, Coach Pat Summitt announces that she has been diagnosed with with early onset dementia (“Alzheimer’s Type”) at the age of 59.
Welcome (back) to campus! Move-in day is tomorrow, and it’s sure to be an exciting day for our new and returning students. With a little planning, your move-in day will be a smooth one. Residence hall check-in begins Saturday at 8:00 a.m. for women and 2:00 p.m. for men. University staff will be on hand to answer questions for students and families. Volunteers from the community also will be available to help unload cars. For Saturday and Sunday, students moving in to the residence halls can utilize temporary parking areas around each hall and any staff lot.
As students and faculty come back to Big Orange Country, it won’t be hard to notice large-scale construction and improvement projects on many corners of our campus. From new academic buildings to improved services, the UT community will be a part of opening many new and renovated facilities over this new academic year.
As a freshman, Brandi Panter arrived at the University of Tennessee in fall 2008 from a rural farming community outside Nashville. She was one of only four students at UT from her high school graduating class. The experience is one Panter, now 21 and a senior, doesn’t want other students to go through. She is one of 170 upperclassmen who are part of the new “Welcome Leaders” program.
Faculty Appreciation Week College Kudos: Get to know Associate Professor Camille Hall and Professor David Dupper from the College of Social Work.