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Candlelight Vigil Tonight for Victims of Paris Attacks

The campus community is invited to join the student French honor society, Pi Delta Phi, at a candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m. today on Market Square in downtown Knoxville, in honor of the victims of the Paris attacks. For more information, contact Mary McAlpin at mmcalpin@utk.edu.

Architecture Professors and Red Bird Kiosk Honored with Design Awards

A water kiosk project and two educators from the College of Architecture and Design were recently honored by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The kiosk, a project in the Red Bird community of Clay County, Kentucky, earned a Design Award of Merit. Marleen Davis, Distinguished Professor of Architecture, was honored with the Gold Medalist Award, and retired architecture professor Bill Shell received the Award of Merit.

Science Forum: Talk about Raptor Biology Will Feature Live Birds

From their hollow bones to the cones in a falcon’s nostrils, the bodies of birds of prey are designed for maximum efficiency in flight, reproduction, hunting, and survival. The final Science Forum of the semester will feature a close-up look at raptors.

Teen Cancer Patient Visits UT, Gets Big Orange Homecoming Surprise

Students greet Noah Hays at the Rock.

A sixteen-year-old cancer patient offered “honorary admission” to UT several months ago was on campus this past weekend to enjoy Homecoming festivities. Noah Hays, a high school junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, is a lifelong Volunteer fan whose dream of attending UT has been jeopardized by his diagnosis with stage four rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive and rare cancer of the muscle and bone marrow.

Center for Transportation Research Announces 2015 Fellows

UT’s Center for Transportation Research has selected three faculty members from the College of Engineering, one from the Department of Economics and one from the Haslam College of Business as part of its 2015 Fellows class.

Orange-Blue Blood Drive Kicks Off November 16

The twenty-eighth annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle begins today and continues through Friday, November 20. Each year, UT takes on the University of Kentucky in the friendly competition to see which fan base can bring in more blood donations during a five-day period.