Wendell Potter, a veteran journalist, public relations executive, author, and advocate for health care and insurance reform, received an Accomplished Alumni award yesterday. The 1973 journalism graduate was honored by UT with the award. The Accomplished Alumni program recognizes notable alumni.
Crew members from UT Facilities Services and Anderson Lumber Company worked tirelessly into the night last weekend to finish lifting construction materials onto the roof of the John C. Hodges Library.
Five UT faculty members and three graduate students have been selected as the second class of resident fellows of the University of Tennessee Humanities Center.
Andy Holt Avenue will be reduced to one lane westbound between Pat Head Summitt Street and 20th Street from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13. Cones will be placed along the north and south sides of the street to assist traffic.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has joined 193 other US university leaders in signing a letter that urges President Barack Obama and members of Congress to close an “innovation deficit” by improving funding for scientific research and education. “At UT, we are doing great research that impacts people’s lives—but we could be doing so much more,” Cheek said. “Additional funding for research is directly linked to problem solving and job creation.”
Scaffolding is in place and work is underway to repair the exterior of Andy Holt Tower. The work is expected to be complete by late spring 2014.
The university is upgrading the Nathan W. Dougherty Engineering Building to improve safety and provide a series of modern instructional and research laboratories. The building will remain open while the work continues.
Dr. Thomas C. Namey, professor of medicine and exercise science at UT’s Graduate School of Medicine and physician at UT Medical Center, has spent several years studying the effects of low testosterone levels in men. He will talk about the perceptions and misconceptions of the condition at the Science Forum on Friday, February 8.
A series of workshops that provide faculty, students, and community members with tools to start and grow their own businesses kicks off February 5 at UT.
As classes resume this spring, you will see some big changes in the lighting in four campus buildings. As part of a comprehensive energy conservation project, work is under way in the Jane and David Bailey Education Complex; the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building; the Student Services Building; and the Communications Building. Old fixtures are being replaced with energy-efficient lights, manual switches are being replaced with on-off sensors, and other upgrades are being done.