Parents News

Celebrating the Dream: Students Reflect on King’s Legacy

Tennessee Athletics highlighted a few people who represent historical firsts for the university and the athletics department during a halftime “Celebration of Diversity, Inclusion and Realization of Dreams” at a women’s basketball game.

Castaway Doubts: Jantz to Review Evidence of Amelia Earhart Theory

Legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart may not have perished in a plane crash as many have long assumed. A group of researchers believe she died as a castaway on a remote island, and Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, is helping to provide the scientific evidence to back up that claim.

Two Honored with Regional Advising Awards

Bill Hardwig in the Department of English and Sidi Kazunga in the Haslam College of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs have been honored for their advising work.

Campus Construction Progress to Continue in 2017

The spring semester brings several big campus improvement milestones, beginning with the opening of the new Stokely Family Residence Hall. Inside the building, the Fresh Food Company, a new POD Market, and a Starbucks WPS open today to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Jamba Juice, also serving Starbucks coffee, in TRECS opens today. Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building on Cumberland Avenue, will open its doors in mid-March.

Bakewell Helps Plan Gatlinburg Recovery Effort

Every weekend in January, a charter bus will transport Knoxville shoppers to Gatlinburg with the goal of helping businesses recover from the tourism slump that followed the Nov. 28 fire.