Next month, one of the most amazing celestial sights will pass through East Tennessee. The community is invited to attend UT’s Solar Sun Day to prepare for viewing the total eclipse. The event will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, July 23, on the roof of the Nielsen Physics Building, 1408 Circle Drive.
If you missed the CBT’s spring 2017 production of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy The Busy Body, you can now see key scenes and learn more about the making of the play in an open-source documentary, produced by UT Office of Communications and Marketing and available on the Department of Theatre’s website.
Seniors Lucille Greer and Philip Baites have received prestigious Boren Scholarships that will allow them to spend the next year studying abroad. Greer will travel to Jordan to study Arabic and international politics; Baites will travel to Morocco to study Arabic and various French courses.
The new Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. (BWSC) Endowed Scholarship within UT’s Tickle College of Engineering Is made possible by 25 alumni representing seven colleges, who all work for the company.
UT’s College of Nursing and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital have launched an internship program designed for students who want to pursue a career in pediatric nursing.
UT has been rated one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” schools by the Fiske Guide, which rates more than 300 universities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
The campus’s new Veterans Resource Center is now open. Located on the ground floor of Hodges Library, across from One Stop, the center features quiet study areas, a common room with microwave and refrigerator access, and a meeting area for veteran organizations. It also provides a venue for student veterans to meet one-on-one with veteran coordinators.
Chancellor Beverly Davenport was invited to participate in a panel assembled by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to discuss free speech and student activism on college campuses.
On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.
Dillon Dunn, a fifth-year student in the UT’s School of Architecture, will travel through Europe and Asia this summer to study the architecture of religious structures.