The RecycleMania competition is entering its eighth and final week and the campus is celebrating the milestone by focusing on compostable food waste. At three zero-waste events this week, employees and volunteers from UT Recycling and Volunteer Dining will work together to compost 100 percent of leftover food.
Although construction is now under way on a new Student Union, restaurants and stores are still open for business inside the Carolyn P. Brown University Center. To remind the campus community of all the University Center amenities, a “construction fair” will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 28, outside the Cumberland Avenue entrance of the UC. Attendees are invited to enjoy free food, drinks, and giveaway items from a variety of entities.
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is pleased to announce that educational hip-hop artist Baba Brinkman will be joining NIMBioS as its new songwriter-in-residence in April and May.
A series of talks on race and heredity, sponsored by the UT Humanities Initiative, will be held on Friday, March 16, in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library next to Starbucks on the second floor. Refreshments will be available, and the event is free and open to the public.
Ready for the World Café diners will continue their tasty travels through the Far East on Thursday, March 15, with a taste of Korea. The lunch will include a sweet potato and noodle appetizer, butternut squash soup, and entrée options of top sirloin, potato, and eggplant dishes. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty–staff discount applies.
Katie Riley’s big idea has translated into big help for a destitute community. In 2009, she organized “Fierce and Fancy,” an event where people donated old formal dresses for a fashion show and silent auction to raise money for a Haitian community. The Haiti Outreach Program and the UT Haiti Club will host its third annual fashion show and dress sale on Saturday, March 3.
Artist iO Tillet Wright will bring her “Self Evident Truths” project to Knoxville March 11–13 as part of a two-week tour of eleven cities. As part of her visit, she will be speaking on campus and photographing people to be part of her project.
The Ready for the World Café will spice up diners’ lunches on Tuesday, March 6, with traditional Indian fare. The lunch will consist of intermezzo, or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645. The cost is $12, and the faculty–staff discount applies.
The Ready for the World Café will head way down south on Tuesday, February 28, featuring traditional dishes from Brazil. The menu includes Brazilian shrimp pie, asparagus salad, beef with caramelized onions, and coconut truffles. The cost is $12. Tickets are available in the Jessie Harris Building or at 974-6645.
Book lovers can show the UT Libraries some love by hitting the pavement March 3. The Graduate Student Senate is hosting the twentieth annual Love Your Libraries 5K Race. Proceeds from the event will help the libraries buy electronic resources, books, equipment, and other critical items for students.