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.
As the new year gets under way, take a look back at our most popular stories from 2012, based upon the number of people of viewed the story. The Today show broadcast live from Ayres Hall, Volunteers competed in the London Olympics, Lady Vols Legend Pat Summitt stepped down, and our campus landscape saw several changes. 2012 was an exciting year in Big Orange country. What could be in store for 2013?
With the start of spring semester just days away, several campus area roads have reopened to traffic. However, other campus roads and sidewalks remain partially or completely closed.
UT will host a live webcast and question-and-answer session with Gary F. Locke, US ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, to discuss US-China relations on Monday, October 29. The event, “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” is part of a national day of programming on China involving sixty cities throughout the United States.
Service improvements on the Neyland Express T route take effect Friday, August 31, and will result in shorter travel times and less waiting between buses. The major changes involve the end of the route detour, the addition of another bus, and service to the agriculture campus going to and from the main campus.
A sinkhole on the University of Tennessee agriculture campus has closed a road and affected the campus shuttle bus route. The sinkhole was discovered over the weekend on Service Drive behind the Plant Biotech Building.
The university is working to resolve a delay in the T’s Neyland route (formerly the Ag route) to get students to the Hill (Gate 21) faster.
A section of Melrose Avenue in front of Hess Hall and Hodges Library will close from Thursday, July 26, to Friday, August 3, for repaving and site enhancements.
Living Light, the university’s energy-efficient, solar-powered house, is traveling to Chattanooga as part of a multi-city tour of the state from July 20-29. This is the home’s last stop before it comes back to Knoxville where it will reside at the UT Gardens.
Fifteen athletes with UT ties will compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. UT will be represented in men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s swimming, women’s basketball, and women’s soccer.