The college recently became a Bronze Level sponsor for FIRST Robotics by pledging $20,000 in scholarships to participating high school students. These scholarships will support up to five students each year for a total of four years.
Judy Dooley is more than the administrative assistant for the Pride of the Southland Band at UT. She is considered the “band mom”—and she is now an honorary Pride of the Southland Band lifetime member.
The university does not have an official policy regarding religious and cultural décor and celebrations in the workplace.
The US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey celebrates its tenth anniversary today with the release of five-year statistics based on data collected from 2010 to 2014. In recognition of the national anniversary, the Tennessee State Data Center is releasing data dashboards specific to Tennessee.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year.
Knoxville-born actress Dale Dickey—who has been called “the reigning queen of Southern gothic”— will return to UT on Friday, December 11, to receive an honorary degree and address new graduates. Commencement ceremonies begin at 9:00 a.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. More than 2,300 students are graduating this fall—1,795 undergraduates, 559 graduate students, and seven law students.
They’ve dubbed it “Appalachia 4G”—a proposed plan to use smartphone technology to spur business development and tourism in Johnson County, Tennessee.
UT’s School of Architecture is among the best in the nation, according to Design Futures Council’s 2016 DesignIntelligence annual report. The council also named James Rose, adjunct assistant professor of architecture, among the Top 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016.
Families are invited to enjoy free programming related to winter holidays around the world at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at UT, throughout the month of December.
The UT College of Law is now accepting applications for its first advanced law degree, the Master of Laws (LLM) in United States business law.