UT’s Educational Advancement Program has received $1.6 million in Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services grant funding for the next five-year period.
Experience Learning is a bold new initiative to transform the educational experience for undergraduate and graduate students at UT. Over a five year period, UT will give students more opportunities to be involved in civic engagement, to solve complex real-world problems, and to contribute to the welfare of their communities as part of their regular coursework.
The Office of the Dean of Students and UT Athletics is calling for nominations of outstanding students to participate in Spirit Row. Students chosen for Spirit Row will sit in section E, row 1, of Neyland Stadium during football games. This initiative honors UT’s most spirited students by giving them an opportunity to sit in the front row and cheer for the Volunteers.
In an effort to make live theater available to all, the Clarence Brown Theatre has implemented “Pay What You Wish” pricing for the first Wednesday Preview during the upcoming season. The first performance will be September 9 for The 39 Steps
OIT is implementing improvements to the Scantron exam scoring process. The Scantron drop-off and pickup location has moved to Greve Hall Room 517.
UT’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Programs (ITRL and ITRL2) recruit and train rural library professionals working in the Southern and Central Appalachian regions. Participating students earn their master’s degree through the School of Information Sciences synchronous distance education program.
The College of Law recently named Katrice W. Jones Morgan its first director of diversity and inclusion. The new position is part of Dean Melanie D. Wilson’s initiative to enrich and promote greater diversity in the college.
Tattoos are increasingly a popular way to acknowledge trauma or pay tribute to the dead, a place, or a life-changing event. For survivors of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, tattoos are becoming a form of storytelling and a tool of coping and healing, according to a UT cultural geographer.
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis has been awarded a two-year, $299,990 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess whether using real-world biology examples in college-level mathematics courses enhances student understanding of quantitative concepts.
The College of Nursing has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to improve clinical education for family nurse practitioner students.