UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was at his alma mater today to award scholarships to four incoming freshmen. This year’s scholarship recipients are Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Blake Turpin of Knoxville.
From working at food banks in multiple states to sprucing up neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Atlanta to working at a summer program for kids in rural Tennessee, students and alumni around the country are joining forces this summer to underscore UT’s volunteer tradition.
The American Nuclear Society will bestow 11 scholarships on UT nuclear engineering students at its annual meeting in San Francisco on June 11.
The Language and World Business program provides students interested in studying language, culture, and business with a curriculum designed to prepare them for careers in today’s global market and economy. It is the most popular major in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures.
UT’s Culinary Institute is offering a variety of cooking classes this summer.
The McClung Museum has teamed up with Knox County Public Library and other area partners to offer summer enrichment opportunities for children and teens.
The Tickle College of Engineering will soon welcome the return of its popular EVol and HITES camps.
The UT Leadership Academy has announced its class of fellows for the 2017–18 academic year.
UT recently received national recognition for its Master of Fine Arts program in theatre. The Hollywood Reporter ranked the program 20th among the 25 best drama schools for an acting degree.
In August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio’s water supply, leaving half a million residents without potable water for more than two days. A new study co-authored by UT researchers shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more stringent monitoring of water supplies.