Associate Professor Brendan McConville has returned to UT after spending six months in Italy, but the sounds of the Italian countryside continue to resonate in his work.
Nashville native Adam Stratz got to experience what might be considered an ideal summer vacation just before the start of the fall semester, spending eighteen days in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. However, his mission was anything but vacation. Stratz was the lone student taking part in a radiation survey of former United States atomic and thermonuclear test sites in the islands.
Tennessee was one of twenty-five states that saw a significant decline in its poverty rates, 1.6 percent, from 2014 to 2015, according to the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year estimates released today by the US Census Bureau.
Volhacks is hosting its inaugural hack-a-thon September 30–October 2, and while the name might sound like something businesses would want to avoid, the expertise of students coming to the event is something in high demand.
A UT graduate research seminar will be monitoring social media discourse during the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates and on Election Day with the new state-of-the-art Adam Brown Social Media Command Center as its hub.
UT’s EcoCAR 3 team and the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition are partnering for a tailgating event prior to UT’s game with Ohio on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
For the upcoming election, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has challenged the University of Florida Bob Graham Center in a friendly competition to register the most students to vote. Students who will be eighteen years or older by Election Day November 8 can register online or in person at the Baker Center.
Kickoff is set for noon EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Bobcats of Ohio University. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The SEC Network will televise the game.
UT’s Humanities Center has announced the speakers for its 2016–2017 Distinguished Lecture Series.
Tennessee is in a good fiscal position and its economy is expected to continue to grow in 2017, according to UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research Director Bill Fox and Associate Director Matt Murray, who spoke last week at the center’s first economic forecasting luncheon.