A physicist and a business leader received honorary degrees from UT on Thursday and today and spoke to some of the university’s newest graduates, challenging them to be innovators—in their careers and in their lives.
Jian Liu, an assistant professor of physics, is among the group a scientists who have used light-driven experimental techniques to both manipulate and reveal the magnetic properties in materials.
Two finalists for vice chancellor for communications will visit campus next week.
When death came knocking, all Makayla Claussen could think about was living long enough to earn her college degree. On Saturday, Claussen will achieve her goal. She will receive a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Claussen’s steep climb to graduation and the drive she has demonstrated to get there will make Saturday’s ceremony cause for a Big Orange celebration.
May 16 is moving day for the Facilities Services department.
Studying architecture is demanding. Studying architecture while being in the ROTC is—pun intended—a military regimen. Brice Holmes, of Lacassas, Tennessee, graduates today from the College of Architecture and Design. He is also being commissioned as an officer in the student ROTC program.
A passion for engineering and the environment led Liam Weaver to transfer to UT. The drive for a more sustainable planet, combined with a love for visiting its cultures, countries, and ecosystems, helped him find a way to improve lives on a substantial scale. Weaver graduates Saturday with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. At UT, he helped start a chapter of Students Helping Honduras, an organization dedicated to the betterment of that Central American nation.
Graduate students from UT’s Haslam College of Business contributed 4,624 consulting hours to area nonprofit and governmental organizations this semester. T
Miranda Gottlieb grew up watching her parents work in policy advocacy, but it wasn’t until she got to UT that she realized her own passion for public policy.
UT Gardens will present a daylong learning experience, Citizen Science in the Gardens, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18.