From significant events to famous visitors to the loss of a great friend, 2016 was chock-full of moments the Volunteer family will never forget.
Innovative research. Great teaching. Inspiring personal stories. Each year, UT shares hundreds of stories about the game-changing work and personal achievements of our students, faculty, and staff. Here’s a look at stories that struck a chord with media, logged the most online hits, and made a lasting impression on many.
Bill Hardwig in the Department of English and Sidi Kazunga in the Haslam College of Business Office of Undergraduate Programs have been honored for their advising work.
Kari Alldredge, formerly associate provost for enrollment management, has been named vice provost for enrollment management.
Earlier this week, the Greater Knoxville Business Journal announced its 10th 40 Under 40 class, which includes two UT Knoxville employees and one faculty member of the UT Graduate School of Medicine.
The spring semester brings several big campus improvement milestones, beginning with the opening of the new Stokely Family Residence Hall. Inside the building, the Fresh Food Company, a new POD Market, and a Starbucks WPS open today to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Jamba Juice, also serving Starbucks coffee, in TRECS opens today. Strong Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory building on Cumberland Avenue, will open its doors in mid-March.
Every weekend in January, a charter bus will transport Knoxville shoppers to Gatlinburg with the goal of helping businesses recover from the tourism slump that followed the Nov. 28 fire.
The Office of Communications and Marketing has created a new Twitter account, @UTKnoxvilleNews, to share press releases, noteworthy media mentions, expert sources for interviews, and updates on breaking news.
The Humanities Center kicks off its annual Conversations and Cocktails series on Tuesday.
About one in eight construction fatalities are caused by falling from a roof, a trend that researchers at the Construction Industry Research and Policy Center hope to help reverse.