With a heart to help others and a desire to make the world a better place, Abby Borst spent two years in Panama as a Peace Corps volunteer before enrolling at UT last fall.
The music and culture of the Middle East will be featured during the spring semester’s first installment of the Ready for the World Music Series on Sunday, January 24.
China has long had the largest population of any country in the world, but its recent economic boom has presented it with a number of problems, especially transportation and air quality. UT researchers have been studying the use of e-bikes in China, and their new findings shed light on the demographic and geographic use of the new technology.
A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.
Tatiana Bilbao, international architect and founder of ESTUDIO, will present “Aftermath” as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. today in McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building.
In conjunction with the current exhibit, Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, the McClung Museum will host a lecture and a calm abiding meditation session at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8.
A Georgetown University scholar will address freedom of expression in Islam and the West during a lecture at UT on Tuesday, October 27.
Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business are partnering with college students in India to promote clean drinking water through Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. This international program provides water-cleansing packets to developing countries.
The Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently hosted six Venezuelan coaches as part of an exchange program through Partners of the Americas and the US Department of State. The four-day exchange focused on how participation in sports can inspire youth to create positive change in their communities and avoid the violence, gangs, and drugs that plague much of Venezuela.
Five undergraduate students from UT are making a difference in the lives of people who live more than 8,000 miles away. The team developed Clean Cycle, a project to help dispose of trash along India’s roadways. Clean Cycle was born out of a service-learning class within the Haslam College of Business that teaches business management skills in a real-world context.