Professional stock car driver Wendell Scott competed throughout the segregated Jim Crow South during the tense days of the civil rights movement.
Suzanne Lenhart, a professor of mathematics and a passionate advocate for women and other underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, has been selected as a James R. Cox Professor.
Prospective students, transfer students, community members, artists, families, and friends are all invited to the School of Art’s open house, 4:00–6:00 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Art and Architecture Building.
UT will celebrate Herman Melville’s life and work with a public lecture, film screening, panel discussion, and readings at the Melville Festival Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8.
UT will host the inaugural regional conference of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society on April 8 and 9. Among the topics discussed will be Improving the educational, health, personal, and professional outlooks for Native Americans.
Students from the Haslam College of Business will host a Hands Across the Water 6K walk at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Circle Park.
Carol Tenopir, a Chancellor’s Professor and the College of Communication and Information Board of Visitors Professor in the School of Information Sciences, has been selected as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies for the 2016–2017 academic year.
The Board of Trustees approved a proposal Friday to rename a joint UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory research institute. The Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences is now the Shull Wollan Center—A Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, named in honor of two esteemed physicists and pioneers in neutron scattering, Clifford Shull and Ernest Wollan.
The Board of Trustees approved two proposals today to name a national research center and a new residence hall on the Knoxville campus.
A scientific leader and strategic partner of UT’s will be the next person to receive an honorary degree from the university this spring.