The UT Board of Trustees approved a proposal today to rename a popular student programming and support building for UT Knoxville alumni Ron and Don Frieson. The building previously known as the Black Cultural Center, on Melrose Avenue on the Knoxville campus, is now named the Frieson (fry-son) Black Cultural Center.
Funeral services for Edward J. Boling, president of the University of Tennessee System from 1970 to 1988, will be held Tuesday, June 23, in the Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium. Friends will be received from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 p.m.
WJ Julian, one of the most innovative leaders of the UT Pride of the Southland Band, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his family. He was ninety-two. Julian led the band for more than thirty years. He was dedicated to a standard of excellence that became a trademark of the band during numerous presidential inaugurations and bowl game appearances. The band’s performance has become legendary in Knoxville and throughout the world of college football.
The US Department of Energy has named Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner for 2014. Given by the DOE in recognition of research supporting science, energy, or national security, it is considered the highest achievement that a midcareer researcher can receive.
Water-related issues are quickly shaping up to be a major concern around the world, and a new lab at UT hopes to tackle that concern. The Hydraulics and Sedimentation Laboratory officially opened this week, with the implications of its research already being felt.
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.