On Oct. 4, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, killing more than 1,000 Haitians and destroying much of the islanders’ way of life. That same day, a UT student and alumnus 1,400 miles away forged a connection because of their shared desire to help the people who had lost so much.
Faculty and experts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working with students from South-Doyle Middle School to rehabilitate a key portion of Knoxville’s urban wilderness.
More than 95 recipients of the Torchbearer award—the highest student honor bestowed by the university—gathered on campus over the weekend to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the award. The reunion brought together Torchbearer recipients representing classes from 1945 to 2015.
The College of Architecture and Design was recently awarded the 2016 Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee for its design of the Beardsley Farm Education Center, a project of the college’s design/build program. Completed in 2016, the center provides a classroom, office spaces, and restrooms for local residents, volunteers, and farm staff.
The Haslam College of Business will recognize veterans and active service members at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10, in the college’s atrium. The event falls on the birthday of the United States Marine Corps and features retired Marine Col. Kenneth Dunn as the keynote speaker.
UT’s Veteran Resource Center will celebrate the campus’s veterans and active duty service members by hosting a Veterans Day luncheon and launching a new monthly electronic newsletter. Students, faculty, and staff who are veterans or active military will receive invitations by email to the November 11 luncheon and should RSVP.
Retail, hospitality, and tourism management students are trying to identify niche tourism markets that may help Lenoir City’s downtown revitalization efforts. The students are a part of a class taught by Stefanie Benjamin, an assistant professor of retail, hospitality, and tourism management in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
The McClung Museum has teamed up with the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program as a toy drop-off site this holiday season. November 1-30, university and local community members are encouraged to help a child in need by donating a new, unwrapped gift for a child or by purchasing a new toy from the Museum Store for donation.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has released its schedule of events for November.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has launched a new online collections search tool as part of its newly redesigned website. The online search capability was launched with 1,270 objects from featured collections, including the museum’s map collection, Roman objects, art works on paper, and selected historic photographs.