With more than 3,100 students, about 700 faculty, staff, and retirees, about 400 alumni, and one bluetick coonhound, UT this morning set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the largest human letter. Volunteers stood together in Neyland Stadium to create a Power T that spanned 190 feet by 190 feet. NBC’s Today show viewers witnessed the feat, which was part of Rokerthon 3, weatherman Al Roker’s week-long trek to five universities to break world records.
Global politics, US civil liberties, and the popularity of wristwatches and trench coats all have their roots in a transformative but often forgotten moment in history: World War I. As the centennial of America’s entry into the First World War approaches in April, Vejas Liulevicius and Ernie Freeberg, two experts from UT’s Department of History, reflect on the how the conflict’s impact continues to be felt today.
Travel back in time to the 18th century and visit with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy as UT celebrates AustenFest April 5–7.
UT’s College of Architecture and Design will host Pritzker Prize-winner Kazuyo Sejima, co-founder of the award-winning international architecture firm SANAA, at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
Joel Achenbach, acclaimed science writer for the Washington Post, will present “Navigating the Era of Fake News, Pseudoscience, and Bunk” as the 25th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.
The application period for the Boyd Venture Challenge, a seed fund grant that awards up to $20,000 to student-owned startup companies each fall and spring semester, opens March 30.
We want 4,000 members of the Volunteer family to help us build a Power T so large no will be able to beat it. There’s still time to sign up to join the fun. Is our plan ambitious? You better believe it!
Chemical engineers from around the region will soon come to Knoxville as UT plays host to the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Southern Regional Conference.
UT’s attempt to gather 4,000 faculty, staff, students, and alumni in Neyland Stadium on March 29 to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest human letter — a Power T — is the largest record-breaking attempt in Rokerthon 3.
Tennessee’s overall population continues to grow, with the Nashville and Knoxville metropolitan areas seeing the fastest growth rates in the state, according to the 2016 estimates released today by the US Census Bureau.