The UT Libraries has created an online digital collection of photos and home movies of the Smokies taken in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s by a Townsend businessman. Folk songs performed by local musicians have been added to the originally silent film clips. The William Derris Collection, composed of 334 slides and twelve film clips, is available online for free.
Professor Anne Smith has a good picture of how some students transition to college life at UT. For three years, she taught a First-Year Studies 129 course on photography called Capturing Your Transition to College.
Literature lovers are invited to the Leo Tolstoy Festival on Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24.
Enjoy new merchandise and up to 70 percent off at the McClung Museum Store’s annual spring sale from April 25 through May 5. Museum members and UT students will receive an additional 10 percent off all purchases.
Six student startups won UT’s eighth annual Undergraduate Business Plan Competition and cash prizes last week.
The Language Resource Center in Alumni Memorial Building—a place where students access computers, labs, and studios to help them learn foreign languages—has received a donation that will support its continued operation.
Students from the Haslam College of Business will host Tour de Knox, a bike rally in association with Outdoor KnoxFest, on Sunday, April 26.
On Friday, first responders from eleven agencies participated in a disaster drill and more than 100 nursing students—the entire junior class—portrayed victims, complete with theatrical makeup that gave them realistic-looking gashes and bruises. The catastrophe played itself out in the morning, then gave way to an afternoon exercise where campus officials talked about repairs, closures, press briefings, and the process of getting back to normal.
The University of Tennessee’s EcoCAR3 team, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will be on hand Saturday at Earth Fest at World’s Fair Park. Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22.
Knoxville-area faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to Picnic on the Plaza, to be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, at the Humanities Amphitheater. Hosted by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek with support from the Institute of Agriculture, the Institute for Public Service, and President Joe DiPietro, the Picnic on the Plaza is a special event to celebrate UT’s faculty and staff and thank them for their service and excellence.