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McClung Museum Hosts Free Archaeology and Fossil Day Activities

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.

Science Forum to Discuss Whether the Age of Dinosaurs Really Ended

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.

Alumni Recognized at Awards Dinner

Group photo of all the award winners during The University of Tennessee 2015 Alumni Board Awards Dinner at the Knoxville Convention Center on October 2, 2015 (l-r): Kim C. Bush, Nathan Sam Dougherty, C. Keith Boswell, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Howard E. Chambers, Ellie Holcomb, Terry Begley, Rachel Cruze, Amy Miles, Inky Johnson, Carol V. Aebersold, Richard L. Rose, Ann Holt Skadberg, Alan D. Wilson, Robert Bellenfant, Dwight "Book" Hutchins, Mike Littlejohn, and Senator Bob Corker. (Credit Image: Steven Bridges -

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 and India Partner to Promote Clean Drinking Water

Ernie Cadotte

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.