WomEngineer’s Day, to be held April 22 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, will bring together a series of speakers and panels to discuss topics including leadership, the importance of inclusion, and how to balance career and family.
UT’s Department of Sociology will host a conference April 27–29 addressing some of the most pressing current issues surrounding racial inequality in the United States. The three-day conference, New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, will bring nationally and internationally recognized scholars to the UT campus.
Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to raise awareness about the environment, climate change, and endangered species. “Any holiday or observance is a great time to promote literacy for children and teens of all ages,” says Cindy Welch, associate director of UT’s Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
Alexis Stenfors’s career as a successful trader imploded when he was marked as one of the world’s infamous “rogue traders.” He will provide a personal account of his downfall and lessons learned at UT’s Haslam College of Business on Thursday, April 13.
A team led by Tickle College of Engineering professors could soon reshape flight right down to the very look of aircraft.
Seven UT students have been recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding service with the university’s highest student honor—the Torchbearer award. The students were recently notified of their selection with surprise visits from Chancellor Beverly Davenport and other UT administrators while in class, in student organization meetings, and even in their coach’s office. They will receive a Torchbearer medal during the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on Wednesday, April 19. The event is the university’s largest recognition event of the year.
The UT Police Department will host its annual Memorial Golf Tournament at the Three Ridges Golf Course at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. Registration is now open for the tournament, which is in its 10th year.
Piotr Wilczek, Polish ambassador to the United States, will speak at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Wednesday, April 12, as part of the Ashe Distinguished Lecture Series. Wilczek’s lecture, “Poland and the World,” begins at 5:30 p.m. in the center’s Toyota Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor in the Department of Geography and an expert in using tree rings to reconstruct past climates, has been named a James R. Cox Professor.
UT undergraduates Kimberly Bress, Christopher Neal, and Andrew Wintenberg have been named 2017–18 Goldwater Scholars.