David Brown has seen a lot of changes at UT over the years, but one thing remains constant—his appreciation for the work he does here. Brown, who currently drives the UT Recycling truck, recently celebrated forty-five years with the university.
It’s National Chemistry Week, and at UT that means it’s time for Al Hazari’s annual Magic of Chemistry show. This year’s show—free and open to kids and adults—will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22, in Dabney-Buehler Hall, Room 555.
UT’s Ready for the World Cafe will venture to France on Thursday, October 24 in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. The menu includes escargots à la Bourguignonne, pate, a dessert course of pots de crème, and much more.
UT business students will host their fourth annual Barefoot Benefit 5K on Sunday, October 27 on Cherokee Boulevard in Sequoyah Hills. All proceeds from the event will go to Samaritan Place, a Knoxville-area shelter specializing in the care of low-income senior citizens.
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 12:01 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. ESPN will televise the game.
All four candidates for vice chancellor for student life have completed campus visits as part of the interview process. The archived webcasts for each candidate’s public session are now available on the search website. The search committee will be receiving feedback through the online anonymous web link until noon on Tuesday, October 8.
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.