Kathy Kidd, associate director of the UT Early Learning Center for Research and Practice, offers these suggestions for helping children learn to be thankful and cheerful in the midst of the holiday rush.
Four students will be spending the spring semester working in Tennessee congressional offices as part of UT’s Congressional Internship Program.
The UT Police Department will hold its annual employee awards Friday, December 19, to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The media is invited to attend the event.
Mark Dean, a professor in the College of Engineering and an icon in the world of personal computing, has added another title to his already prestigious career: National Academy of Inventors Fellow for 2014.
The College of Engineering and Eastman have built upon the momentum of their partnership by naming two new professors of practice. Yan Xu and Matthew Young received the designation as part of the company’s $2 million-plus commitment to the college.
A dog teaching students how to read may sound silly. But Boudreaux, a big, fluffy, white rescue dog from Louisiana—accompanied by the UT staff member who owns him—spends one morning each week giving students the encouragement they need to excel in the classroom.
Throughout his career, Edward O. Wilson has discovered more than 450 ant species and is now regarded as the founder of sociobiology. Today, UT awarded him the Honorary Doctor of Science and Letters degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the College of Arts and Sciences during the fall commencement ceremony. This is the eighth honorary degree the university has granted.
When an accomplished faculty member takes a new position with another institution, it typically isn’t cause for celebration. However, when that institution is the National Science Foundation and the professor can continue working with their school—as is the case with UT’s Lynne Parker—it is a double bonus for the university.
After graduating from UT on Saturday, Olivia Bradley will fly 7,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and drive six hours through Uganda to start her career in a small East African town.
Laurence Evans arrived in the United States via Cardiff, Wales, with just $60 in his pocket. Along the way, he worked on a cruise ship and then in the casino business before finding his way to Tennessee and to college in 2000.