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UT Exhibit Describes Urban Analysis and Design Intervention

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Beginning Monday, October 5, the UT College of Architecture and Design will host an exhibition in the Ewing Gallery that describes a methodology for urban analysis and design intervention. The exhibition will run through Oct. 31.

Frieson Black Cultural Center Named in Honor of Alumni Brothers


When the rigors of college life were intense, Don and Ron Frieson found a home away from home at the Black Cultural Center. The Frieson brothers returned to their alma mater Friday for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renaming of the building to the Frieson Black Cultural Center. The Friesons recently gave $1 million to the center in tribute to their family.

Volunteer Value Offers Admissions Information for Employees’ Families

The campus community is invited to attend Volunteer Value, a unique undergraduate admissions program designed for UT employees with high school- and college-aged children. The program will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, in the Wolf-Kaplan Room at Neyland Stadium.

UT Joins China Town Hall on Chinese Investments in the US

China Town Hall is a national day of programming on China involving seventy-five cities throughout the United States on Monday, October 5. This year’s program will feature a live webcast panel and a talk on campus with Ryan Ong, director of the US-China Business Council’s Business Advisory Services division.

McLurkin to Deliver Presentation on Future of Robotics


The College of Engineering’s second Distinguished Lecture Series event of the fall takes place at 4:00 p.m. Monday, October 5, as the college welcomes James McLurkin, an adjunct professor at Rice University and Google hardware engineer, for his presentation, “The Future of Robotics is Swarms: Why a Thousand Robots Are Better Than One.”

Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour Spreads Vol Cheer at Nine High Schools


The first Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour concluded Thursday with a stop at Farragut High School. Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek brought great news to thirty Knox County students this week by dropping into their classrooms to hand deliver an offer of admission. The Chancellor’s Big Orange Bus Tour began on Sunday, September 20, and traveled more than 1,300 miles to visit nine high schools in eight cities across the state. Seniors who applied to UT in early August were among the first to be admitted to the Class of 2020.

Students Benefit from Regal Scholars Program

The Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group’s foundation invests $100,000 each year in the program. For Volunteers from lower-income families, the need-based scholarships help make the dream of earning a degree from UT a reality.

UT to Host President of Carnegie Foundation October 6

Anthony Byrk

The public is invited to attend the Billie Grace Goodrich Distinguished Lecture featuring Anthony S. Byrk, president of the Carnegie Foundation, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6 at the Crowne Plaza, 401 Summit Hill Drive.

Frieson Black Cultural Center to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony


The campus community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the renaming of the Black Cultural Center as the Frieson Black Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 2. The center is being named for accomplished businessmen Ron and Don Frieson, who recently gave $1 million to the university to further the work of the center. The identical twins are UT alumni.