Ruta Sepetys, who now lives in Nashville, is a former music industry executive and world traveler who has been knighted by the President of Lithuania. She’s also a best-selling author. Sepetys will be at UT on Tuesday, October 8, to talk about her two best-selling books for young adults. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and the Knox County Public Library.
The challenges facing the return of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) will be discussed at the UT Science Forum, noon Friday in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Stacy Clark, a research forester with the US Forest Service, will present “American Chestnut Restoration: Can We Bring Back the Mighty Giant?”
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture and the East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America will begin their annual lecture series on Tuesday, October 8, with a presentation by UT professors Erin Darby and Robert Darby, who will talk about their recent archaeological excavations at ‘Ayn Gharandal, Jordan.
UT has disciplined two fraternities, Sigma Chi and Lambda Chi Alpha, for alleged hazing incidents that occurred early in the fall semester.
The campus 2013 security booklet is now available. The booklet meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics Act, regarding the reporting of crime statistics and policies by the university.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has nominated the College of Business Administration for Tennessee’s Best Excellence in Partnership Award. The college is one of nine Habitat partners in East Tennessee to be nominated for the award and one of sixteen partners to be recognized overall. Award winners will be announced at the Governor’s Housing Summit Oct.7 and 8 in Nashville.
This year’s Campus Chest campaign is under way, and UT employees are encouraged to donate to various charitable organizations in East Tennessee. After exceeding last year’s goal of $605,000 by $15,000, the campaign challenges UT employees to band together and raise $610,000 by November 1.
As part of its goal of recycling 50 percent of game day waste this year and making Neyland Stadium a “zero waste” facility by next year, UT Recycling is urging fans to take advantage of and participate in their many recycling initiatives. To aid this effort, recycling/trash stations have been placed throughout tailgate areas on campus.
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against Western Kentucky University. Kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Hilltoppers. Gates open at 10:15 a.m.
Twenty students from China are learning about sports psychology and elite athletic performance in Knoxville this summer thanks to a partnership between UT and the Shanghai University of Sport. The group, composed of undergraduate students from the Shanghai University of Sport, arrived at UT this month and will leave August 1. The English Language Institute