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 the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, is set to become the official artifact of the state of Tennessee. The statue’s new designation has gained local and national attention. Numerous media outlets have highlighted
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,
WATE-TV featured the One Stop Express Student Services center in this story. The center makes students’ business transactions with UT easier by bringing most enrollment, registration, financial aid, and payment services into one location staffed by counselors and equipped with the latest technology.
Imagine a material that could make most everything around you more energy efficient. Its development is underway at UT. Ramki Kalyanaraman and Gerd Duscher, associate professors in the Department of Materials Science are designing an ultra-light, high-efficiency solar fiber with the aim of creating fabric and clothing that would convert light into energy. Metal filaments within the fibers allow the energy to be sent to batteries or other devices.
Want to see your favorite performers from American Idol in person? UT and the producers of the television singing competition are offering a special ticket price to faculty, staff, and students for the upcoming American Idol Live concert. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. August 6, and features the top eleven finalists from the