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
The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), an institute of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and its national computing facility, the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), are pleased to announce a proposal review service to the University of Tennessee academic computational research community. NICS has delivered more than 4 billion
Big Orange Give, a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT, is now under way and Clay Jones, president of the Alumni Board of Directors, has stepped up to help. He will match the first $100 of each gift to any fund on campus, for a total of $25,000. For more about the campaign, see the
The Office of Orientation and Transition is currently working to build a great Winter Welcome schedule for all of our New Vols and current Vols. If your office has an event occurring during the month of January that you would like publicized as part of Winter Welcome, please let us know by filling out this form.
The Office of Communications and Marketing is seeking feedback from the campus community about the ways you get information. Your survey responses will help us continue to improve how the university communicates with you. You also have the chance to win one of five $75 gift cards to the VolShop or one of ten UT–themed giveaway bags.
Many colleges have specific challenges or matches they’re trying to meet during this year’s Big Orange Give, UT’s five-day social-media-based giving campaign now underway. The UT Libraries’ goal for the week is $7,500. If they meet their goal, Professor Emeritus Bill Bass will give $10,000 to support the libraries. For more about each college’s goal, see