When Kristina Brown moved into her UT residence hall earlier this week, it wasn’t the first time she had stepped foot on campus. The freshman has been cheering on the Volunteers at football games for the majority of her life. Kristina and her younger brother started attending Family Weekend tailgates at a young age, but this year’s tailgate will be Kristina’s first Family Weekend as a student.
UT is welcoming Vol fans and visitors to Rocky Top on Thursday, September 1, for a rare midweek start to the Volunteers’ football season.
The McClung Museum Store is hosting a back-to-school sale through the end of the month.
Five senior classics students spent the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. “Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley” is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Rabat, Morocco. The project is co-directed by UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students.
Student veterans will have a new Veterans Resource Center to use this fall.
Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life.
Area high school teachers will have the opportunity to learn best teaching practices on subjects ranging from the American Revolution to the Trail of Tears at a program hosted by the Department of History on Saturday, September 10.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the James K. Polk Project, based in the Department of History, a $204,785 grant.
It’s another record-setting year at UT: With 4,825 incoming freshmen, the Class of 2020 is the largest in at least thirty years and marks the sixth consecutive year of freshman growth.
The College of Architecture and Design has named Darius Ammon as the inaugural Architecture Fellow in the School of Architecture.