Counting on the generosity of Volunteers, UT’s second annual Big Orange Give kicks off Homecoming Week and seeks to raise $500,000 in five days. The campaign has doubled its goal from last year’s successful effort, which involved more than 1,630 alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students pledging a total of $250,105 online.
A Newbery Honor–winning author will visit UT on October 6 to discuss his young adult nonfiction book about the development of the atomic bomb.
Charles Darwin hypothesized that species could cross oceans and other vast distances on vegetation rafts, icebergs, or the plumage of birds. Though many were skeptical of Darwin’s idea, a new study suggests that he might have been correct.
UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has been elected chair of the board of the International Fertilizer Development Center, a global
UT Recycling has stepped up its efforts to move toward its goal of “Zero Waste Game Days” at Neyland Stadium. Its goal for the 2014 football season was to divert at least 50 percent of the game day waste from landfills. After the first two home games, the unit has met this goal by sending more than 50 percent of game-day waste to be processed for recycling and composting for the first time ever.
The strong link between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT will be on display Friday, as the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL welcomes UT students and faculty from the College of Engineering.
Five finalists for the position of dean of the College of Law will visit campus over the next two weeks. As part of their visits, each candidate will lead a public forum for the campus community and respond to questions following their presentation.
The university will celebrate Homecoming with an in-state football match-up against the UT Chattanooga Mocs at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, in Neyland Stadium. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Tennessee Traditions.” The campus will host a variety of activities this week filled with traditions for students, alumni, and fans to enjoy leading up to the game. The annual Homecoming parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The parade will begin at Fiji Island beside Fraternity Park and will travel east on Volunteer Boulevard.
Emerging diseases, medical advancements, and their impact on society will be analyzed at the Science Forum this week.
Two UT faculty members have received a $49,557 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to look at the role rural public libraries play in the economic development of the Appalachian region.