In preparation for Department of Religious Studies 50th anniversary celebration, two retired department heads provided funds to help establish the Religious Studies Endowment. Several retirees also have contributed toward other awards and endowments to support the department.
The College of Communication and Information will honor the Reverend Harold Middlebrook—a pastor and civil rights activist who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.—with the CCI Diversity Award at the college’s ninth annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7 p.m. Friday.
The College of Law will host the “Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy” conference March 2-3.
Registration for the 67th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1.
The role of African American soldiers in World War I will be the focus of UT’s second annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 23.
Watch a video of UT’s faculty and staff talking about what they admire about Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and his work on behalf of the university.
Mark Dean spent over three decades at IBM, where his innovations led to the company’s original PC and its color monitor, the Industry Standard Architecture bus (which allowed other devices to plug into IBM PCs), the first gigahertz complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) microprocessor, and the Blue Gene supercomputer.
The School of Music will celebrate composer Jennifer Higdon—a native of Maryville whose honors include both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy award—during a series of concerts and a guest lecture Friday, February 17, through Thursday, February 23.
Research being conducted in the Tickle College of Engineering seeks to anticipate and answer questions about nuclear security and possible threats.
Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT’s College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge to help burn patients heal faster.