UT will award its eleventh and twelfth honorary degrees to a leader in the world of architecture and design and the founder of one of the world’s most innovative businesses.
The College of Engineering will announce to a select gathering tonight that it is undertaking an ambitious drive to raise $150 million.
Bill Nye, a scientist and comedian best known for his passion to interest children in science, will speak at UT on Thursday, October 29.
Michele Salzman, a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, will examine the downturn of ancient Rome in a UT Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture October 22.
In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, UT’s McClung Museum and the East Tennessee Society, the Archaeological Institute of America’s local chapter, will host “Can You Dig It?” This family-friendly event featuring activities about archaeology and fossils will be held Sunday, October 11, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the museum.
Colin Sumrall, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, will look at the transformation of a lineage of small carnivorous dinosaurs into birds and show why we are still living in the age of the dinosaurs. His Science Forum talk, “The Origin of Birds: Did the Age of Dinosaurs Really End?” will be held at noon on Friday, October 9, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Renowned archaeologist W. Y. Adams will discuss Nubian history in a talk presented by the UT Departments of Anthropology, Classics, and History and the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies on Tuesday, October 13.
The School of Music kicks off the Ready for the World Music Series with the music of Latin America on Sunday, October 11, at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
Nearly 300 UT alumni, spouses, families, and special guests convened at the Knoxville Convention Center October 2 for the Alumni Board Awards Dinner.
The mood was all red carpet as nineteen remarkable Volunteers from a broad spectrum of ages and professions were recognized for their achievements and contributions to UT, the nation, and the world.
Terry Begley, president of the Alumni Board of Directors, served as master of ceremonies. Clay Jones, the Alumni Board vice president, gave the invocation, and Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek updated the attendees with good news from campus.
Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business are partnering with college students in India to promote clean drinking water through Procter and Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program. This international program provides water-cleansing packets to developing countries.