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Students to Drop Frozen Pumpkins from Lift on Friday

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The Society of Physics Students will be dropping frozen pumpkins from a height of 80 feet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 30, near the Humanities and Social Sciences building, between McClung Plaza and Volunteer Drive.

Support Faculty and Student Projects with VOLstarter


Do you have a Big Idea that needs funding? VOLstarter is here to help. The site has helped gain donations for more than sixty student and faculty projects since it launched last fall. From providing funds for out-of-state leadership training sessions to supporting an architectural program that helps improve the homes of needy families, VOLstarter links donors with opportunities to support specific UT projects and initiatives.

Celebrate Traditions During Homecoming Week

Horn section of the Pride of the Southland Band. 2013 Homecoming parade, TN vs Auburn - Photo taken by Nick Myers, University of Tennessee, Office of Video and Photography

Homecoming is a great time to celebrate Big Orange traditions. There are plenty of opportunities to participate in activities during Mean Green Meets Rocky Top Homecoming week which leads up to the UT vs. University of North Texas game on Saturday, November 14.

Colum McCann at UT’s Writers in the Library on November 2

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Internationally acclaimed writer Colum McCann will read from his work as part of the Writers in the Library series at 7:00 p.m. Monday, November 2. The event will be held in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library, and is free and open to the public.

Librarian: Turn on the Lights Before Tackling this Spooky Reads List


The best stories have the power to stay in our thoughts long after we’re done reading. And some stories have the power to keep us up at night, sleeping with the lights on, and checking under the bed. For those readers who love a thrilling fright, Humanities Services Librarian Chris Caldwell shares his favorite spooky stories just in time for Halloween.