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Symphony to Present Academic Premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015


The UT Symphony Orchestra is poised to present the academic premiere of Knoxville: Summer of 2015, a musical sequel to Samuel Barber’s famous Knoxville: Summer of 1915, which featured lyrics borrowed from James Agee’s poem of a similar name. The concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. October 30 at the Tennessee Theater.

Visiting Artist Yuji Hiratsuka to Present Printmaking Lecture on Thursday

Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of art at Oregon State University in Corvallis, will speak at UT’s College of Architecture and Design at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17. Hiratsuka will present a lecture about his printmaking work in Room 109 of the Art and Architecture Building.

Study: Tennessee’s Economic Outlook for Fall 2015

Tennessee’s economy performed well in the first half of 2015 and largely followed a similar pattern of growth as the US economy, but the state’s unemployment rate is still higher than the national average, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Business and Economic Research.

Engineers Developing Threat Detection Device for Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded a grant to faculty from two College of Engineering departments who are collaborating to develop a portable nuclear or radiation detector that could be used without causing alarm to the public or alerting possible terror cells.

Dongarra Named to Key Advisory Committee for Telescope Project


Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory, has been named to the Scientific and Engineering Advisory Committee for the Square Kilometer Array, a project to build a telescope with a total collection surface the size of one square kilometer.

Engineering Teams Up with Boeing on $2 Million NASA Project

The future of aircraft propulsion systems could be vastly improved thanks to research being conducted by the College of Engineering. NASA has tapped a joint Boeing-UT project for support, with the agency providing $2 million over four years while the aircraft company contributes a share of funding.

Torchbearer Plaza Bricks Find Their Way Back to Circle Park

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The Volunteer statue in Torchbearer Plaza has witnessed many milestones since his 1968 debut on campus including marriage proposals, the Vol Walk, and plenty of graduation day photos. The recent renovation of the plaza has provided a unique opportunity for alumni staff to return a piece of UT history to hundreds of Volunteers.

Vol Court Pitch Competition Increases Award Amount, Begins Tuesday

UT students, faculty, and staff, along with members of the local community, will once again have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas in the Vol Court Pitch Competition for a chance to win free office space in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator and help with getting started through legal and accounting services.