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Students from Across Tennessee Take Part in Engineers Day

A member of the EcoCAR team from the Tickle College of Engineering talks to prospective students as part of Engineers Day 2016.as part of Engineers Day 2016.

More than 1,700 students from across Tennessee were expected on Thursday for the Tickle College of Engineering’s annual Engineers Day. The event, held for more than 100 years, introduces high school students to engineering and science.

UT to Host Author and Architect Keller Easterling October 27

Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University.

Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University, will lecture at the College of Architecture and Design at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27, as part of its 2016–2017 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series. The lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building. The event is free and open to the public.

UT to Host Free Conference on Census Data November 18

Bill Fox, director of UT's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

National experts from the US Census Bureau will be in Knoxville next month to share information about the upcoming 2020 census as well as new data tools. The 2016 Data Users Conference, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, is set for 8:30 a.m., November 18 at the downtown Hilton Hotel, 501 West Church Avenue.

Second Annual Physics Pumpkin Drop October 28

The Society of Physics Students will host its second annual pumpkin drop on Friday, October 28. The event will begin at 4 p.m. on McClung Plaza beside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building with student organization booths and hands-on science demonstrations.

Grad Student Is a Soldier and Veterinarian

Taylor Opel with her three-year-old "schnoodle" Raven, a poodle and schnauzer mix. Opel is a veteran and a veterinarian.

Taylor Opel, a military veterinarian and major in the US Army, is pursuing her master’s in veterinary public health at UT and is part of a growing population of active-duty military and veteran students at UT.