The McClung Museum will host a workshop related to the new exhibit Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Natural History Illustration from the 1500s–1800s. Registration is now open for the workshop, “Using Scratchboard to Create Lifelike Natural History Illustrations.” It will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 5, at the museum.
For some students, summer camp means improving sports skills, spending time in a cabin, or learning how to tie different knots. In the case of those coming to campus this week, it could mean building heart valves or solving the world’s energy needs. The growing relationship between the College of Engineering and Eastman Chemical Company will be on display this week as the company-sponsored High School Introduction to Engineering Systems camp will give students the ability to work on ongoing high-end projects with UT faculty and students.
Four UT students participated in the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference which took place at Arizona State University March 21–23. Seniors Brianna Rader and Jacob Clark, sophomore Summer Awad, and freshman Anagha Uppal were among more than 1,000 students who were chosen to attend because of their innovative social ventures aimed at confronting some of the world’s most urgent challenges.
The Lady Vols captured a record seventeenth SEC Championship on Sunday with a 71-70 victory over the University of Kentucky. The #6 Lady Vols have now won four of the last six SEC Tournament titles and seven of the last ten. The team now looks ahead to the NCAA championship tournament, which holds its first two rounds in Knoxville on March 22 and 24. The Lady Vols will pursue their “Grind for Nine,” to add a ninth national championship trophy to their collection.
Sandy, a prehistoric Native American sandstone statue of a kneeling male figure that is part of the permanent collections at
Need a little help getting your student-owned business off the ground? The Boyd Venture Fund is looking for UT students interested in applying for seed-funding grants. The application deadline for the fall 2013 semester is Friday, November 8.
UT’s Ready for the World Cafe continues its culinary journey with a taste of Italy on Thursday, October 10. The lunch consists of bruschetta, porcini mushroom polenta cake, pork osso bucco, and panna cotta. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.
This morning the university held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new John D. Tickle Engineering Building. Tickle and his wife, Ann, joined Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, President John DiPietro, and other officials to celebrate the state-of-the-art building. Check back with Tennessee Today later in the day for more from the festivities.
Students and faculty in the school of Journalism and Electronic Media have used a new game plan to publish a book about UT football. Collaborating with the Knoxville News Sentinel, the UT faculty and students have published an electronic book titled Butch: The First Year of the Butch Jones Era at the University of Tennessee. It’s available in three formats—print, iPad, and e-reader.
The German Saturday School of Knoxville is currently enrolling students of all ages and proficiency levels for the 2013-14 school year. The school was founded by UT faculty in 2004. Since that time, it has served the Knoxville community by offering German classes for children, teenagers, and adults. Classes are held at Sacred Heart Cathedral School on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The fist day of classes for the 2013-14 school year is September 7,