UT students and professors from various disciplines are working together to make an Appalachian community a safer and healthier place to live—and serve as a model to help other communities like it.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a lecture on natural history as a popular science on Tuesday, November 25. Denise Phillips, an assistant professor in history, will present the 5:30 p.m. talk, “The Most Popular of Sciences: Natural History through the Centuries.”
Three faculty members have been appointed by the Tennessee State Board of Education to serve on Governor Bill Haslam’s panel to review the state’s K-12 academic standards in English language arts and math.
Urbanism, sustainability, and other structural challenges that many American cities are facing will be discussed at this week’s UT Science Forum.
UT Recycling has stepped up its efforts to move toward its goal of “Zero Waste Game Days” at Neyland Stadium. Its goal for the 2014 football season was to divert at least 50 percent of the game day waste from landfills. After the first two home games, the unit has met this goal by sending more than 50 percent of game-day waste to be processed for recycling and composting for the first time ever.
An effort of the Landscape Architecture program to help improve the health of regional water resources and the communities they sustain has been recognized with a state award.
The Nashville Ledger recently featured students in the College of Architecture and Design and their efforts to improve the city through their partnership with the Nashville Civic Design Center.
A ceremony will be held Saturday, September 13, in Lenoir City to rename a section of Interstate 75 in honor of the deceased son of a UT employee. The section of highway will be named in honor of Lance Corporal William C. Koprince Jr., who died while serving in the US Marine Corps in Iraq. His mother, Bernice Koprince, works in the UT Department of History.
Eleven UT students are returning this week after spending five weeks in northern Uganda, where they engaged in international service-learning and intensive study of conflict and peace building as part of the Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program.
UT Recycling’s first large-scale project of the 2014–15 school year is a plan to improve paper recycling efforts on campus. Last year, UT sent 6,309 tons of material to the landfill at a significant cost to the university. That was, however, the least amount of trash sent to the landfill by the university in at least the past fifteen years.