Amateur and professional stargazers alike are invited to watch the nighttime sky during an event in Calhoun County, West Virginia, from September 30 to October 2. A partnership that includes UT will present the third annual Calhoun Stargaze at Calhoun County Park. The park boasts one of the darkest night skies in the eastern United States.
UT’s Smart Communities Initiative has been honored by its past and continued partner, the Southeast Tennessee Development District.
A UT-ORNL team led by Governor’s Chair Jeremy Smith is using supercomputing to figure out ways to ease the path of turning vegetation into biofuel.
Alumna Alexandria Shiner got the chance to study with renowned opera singer Renée Fleming over the summer in Chicago. Shiner was chosen from hundreds of applicants to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing master class, a small workshop at which Fleming mentored Shiner and three other students.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture hosting free Spanish-language tours in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The tours will be held at 2:00 p.m. September 25 and October 2, and will feature the museum’s special exhibition Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley.
Wear your purple this Friday, September 23, to honor the legacy of Pat Summitt on Big Purple Friday. Cupcakes and Insomnia cookies will be available on Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway for participants. Big Purple Friday is hosted by the Student Government Association, in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association, and the Pat Summitt Foundation.
The Office of Engineering Professional Practice’s Engineering Expo proved successful in a record-setting way. More than 730 students turned up for Friday’s annual event, setting a new attendance record.
UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against the University of Florida. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Gators.
Scripps Networks Interactive human resources executive Alaka Williams will deliver the keynote address for the College of Communication and Information’s seventh annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 26-29.
What’s old is new again for Franklin, Tennessee, native Baker Donahue, a junior in communication studies at UT. His newly founded company, In With the Old, specializes in finding vintage UT apparel and reselling it on Instagram.