Underwater archaeologist Bert Ho (’01) gets up close and personal with shipwrecks as part of his job with the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center, which takes him to lakes, rivers, oceans, and beaches in the United States and around the world. On December 7, 2015, Ho was part of a meaningful dive at the
Daniel Allen Carroll, former faculty member in the Department of English, passed away on Tuesday, November 28 after a long illness.
Who: Rebecca Smithey is an accounting specialist for UT Libraries. She’s worked at UT for 18 years, accounting for every penny the Libraries spend. She pays invoices, balances budgets, and keeps accounts of the Libraries’ $10 million in yearly expenditures. About her: Smithey grew up on a farm in Blount County as the youngest of
On-campus interviews in the search for the next chancellor to lead the UT Institute of Agriculture began yesterday and continue through December 9. Finalists will visit Knoxville, Columbia, and Jackson for meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. UT Institute of Agriculture Interim Chancellor Tim Cross is the first finalist to participate in
Editor’s Note: This is the final issue of Tennessee Today for 2016. We will resume publication in early January. See you in 2017!
The severe drought and destructive wildfires continue to impact air quality on and around campus. The Office of Campus Safety is monitoring the Air Quality Index and coordinating with the Tennessee Department of Health in order to communicate accurate AQI information to the campus community. In the unlikely event that the AQI reaches a level that requires normal campus operations to be suspended, a UT Alert will inform the community.
Michael Fitzgerald, a professor of political science, spoke to the Knoxville News Sentinel about the critical role North Carolina would play in the presidential election. He noted that the electoral college in that state would be a key to winning the White House.
The RecSports Outdoor Program is hosting a Wilderness First Aid course January 28-29, 2017. This course is ideal for people who spend time outdoors for occupational or leisure purposes. To register or receive more information, visit the RecSports website.
The Big Orange Give will help support the Developing Future Alumni Leaders initiative, which will involve alumni in strategic efforts to help recruit and retain top students. The efforts will focus on creating more scholarships, mentorships, job shadowing opportunities, and programming for current and future students. An anonymous donor will be matching donations to the
The UT Facilities Services Stormwater Management subunit continues to develop, implement and enforce a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) to protect water quality, and to satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Clean Water Act. Prior to submission of the annual report detailing the SWMP activities and overall program effectiveness, the public has the opportunity to