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Culinary Institute to Host Great Smoky Mountain Food Days

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UT’s Culinary Institute is partnering with Cowgirl Creamery to host the inaugural Great Smoky Mountain Food Days event October 6–7 at UT’s Visitors Center. “This event celebrates the food of the Smokies, which has been shaped by the people and climate of our region,” said Ann Fairhurst, department head of retail, hospitality, and tourism management.

School of Interior Design Changes Name to School of Interior Architecture

The School of Interior Design has changed its name to the School of Interior Architecture to reflect its educational intent and scope of work. The name change clarifies the school’s connection with its counterparts in the College of Architecture and Design—the School of Architecture and the School of Landscape Architecture.

Vols to Open the Home Season September 9

UT welcomes fans and visitors to campus Saturday, September 9, for the first home football game of the 2017 season. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Sycamores of Indiana State University.

Crime Documents from the Estes Kefauver Collection Now Available Online

US Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee gained national attention in the early 1950s when he chaired congressional investigations into organized crime in America. Kefauver’s records of those inquiries form the basis of Crime Documents from the Estes Kefauver Collection, one of the newest digital collections of UT Libraries.

NSF Funds Social Work, Engineering Collaboration to Fight Flooding

An interdisciplinary collaboration at UT is confronting storm-related flooding and runoff, an increasingly important topic highlighted by recent devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the looming threat of Hurricane Irma. The National Science Foundation is providing $1.8 million in funding for the College of Social Work and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering project.