Constitution Day is tomorrow, September 17, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will celebrate with a Constitution signing event and a panel discussion on the Fourth Amendment and the issues of privacy, security, and transparency. Free and open to the public, the panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at Baker Center.
UT students return to campus this week to the opening of two new academic facilities—the John D. Tickle Engineering Building and the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. It’s been sixty-four years since two all-new academic facilities greeted students for a new school year.
The UT Police Department has its first-ever police dogs—two Belgian Malinois that are trained to detect explosives.
Fifty drinking straws, one roll of masking tape, a pair of scissors and a ruler. That’s all the rising high-school
Students from Austin-East and Fulton High Schools this month studied cancer genetic markers; science, technology, engineering, and math education; and written and verbal communications as part of the UT-Project GRAD Summer Institute. The weeklong residential program, taught by UT faculty, invited 130 rising juniors and seniors to experience what it was like to live, eat, and attend classes on a college campus.
Thirty-two rising ninth-grade students from Tennessee and surrounding states will get an up-close look at the challenges and marvels of the engineering field from engineering faculty and professionals during the College of Engineering’s Engineering Volunteers for Ninth Graders program. The program takes place from June 23 to 28 on campus.
CURENT hosted its second annual Adventures in STEM summer camp which brought twenty middle school girls from all around the state to UT. The week was filled with science, technology, mathematics, and engineering projects.
The new One Stop Express Student Services center is now open. One Stop will make students’ business transactions with UT easier by bringing most enrollment, registration, financial aid, and payment services into one location staffed by counselors and equipped with the latest technology.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary with games, a scavenger hunt, and other family-friendly activities from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The birthday celebration, which is free and open to the public, marks fifty years since the museum’s official dedication on June 1, 1963.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Maryville physician Elgin P. Kintner often hiked into the Great Smoky Mountains and captured the breathtaking views with his camera. The public can now enjoy those photos too, courtesy of the UT Libraries. The library staff has transformed them into an online digital collection.