As the detailed study of best practices within manufacturing has become more commonplace in recent years, the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT has stepped to the forefront as a well-respected hub of learning. The center has signed about 55 corporate partners and will host its nineteenth annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, MARCON, February 23–26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Steven Escar Smith, dean of UT Libraries, has been appointed to the executive board of Tenn-Share, the statewide library consortium. He will serve as a member and secretary to the board through 2016.
Students of the UT chapter of Freedom by Design recently won four national awards from the American Institute of Architecture Students, including one for best program.
Michael Goodchild, emeritus professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the Department of Geography’s annual Hammond Lecture on February 12.
City of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton will deliver the keynote address at the fifteenth annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala, which recognizes and celebrates students and alumni who have positively impacted the UT College of Law through their commitment to diversity.
The campus and community are invited to join Darwin Day celebrations at the McClung Museum on Monday, February 9. Darwin Day is a global celebration of scientific thought and intellectual curiosity.
UT has been included in the Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In 2015 edition.
Ten southern collegiate a cappella groups will compete this weekend at UT for a chance to advance to the national stage.
Starting this fall, UT will offer an interdisciplinary minor in entrepreneurship as a way to bolster the entrepreneurial culture of the campus and the Knoxville area.
Leadership in the workplace, financial management techniques, and finding a work-life balance are a few of the topics on the docket for attendees of a new event coming to Knoxville this spring. WomEngineers Day, to be held at the Knoxville Convention Center on April 11, aims to bring together people interested or involved in engineering and other STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—fields of study.