It’s football time in Tennessee, and that means a new Pregame Showcase lineup. Now in its twenty-fifth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences prior to each gridiron matchup. This year’s first showcase will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, before the Vols face the Utah State Aggies.
The Civil War changed a lot in America. Hundreds of thousands died. Millions of slaves were freed. And the country’s higher education system was transformed. A book by a UT history professor—which explores how the war reshaped colleges—is being honored with a prestigious book award.
The Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series kicks off the 2014-2015 academic year with a dynamic lineup of internationally recognized architects and designers.
Fans of the Pride of the Southland Band are in for new music and surprises this season when UT’s beloved marching band takes the field. The band will debut new music it will play in the stands for cheers and chants during UT’s August 31 season opener against Utah State.
Engineering students researching hybrid vehicle technology at UT recently got a $50,000 shot in the arm from the DENSO North America Foundation.
The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to a study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.
UT research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world. A UT microbiology assistant professor was part of a team that examined waters and sediments from a shallow lake deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports microbial ecosystems.
Timothy L. Hulsey, associate provost and director of University Honors, has been elected president of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
UT’s undergraduate supply chain program was recently ranked third in the US, according to a report from a leading industry company. Gartner Inc. placed UT’s program just behind those at Michigan State and Pennsylvania State, which tied for first. UT previously ranked eleventh. The program is housed in the College of Business Administration.
It has long been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Thanks to the necessity of a College of Engineering graduate, people doing yard work the world over could save hours. Mark Arnurius was frustrated with how long it was taking him to clear refuse from trimmed trees and bushes when inspiration struck.