Even during challenging economic times, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is making progress on key strategic goals by adding as many as 77 new graduate assistantships and fellowships in just this past year.
UT Knoxville’s Employee and Organizational Development office is now offering all Microsoft Office classes in the latest version, 2007, to university employees. These new courses cover some of the most commonly used Microsoft software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Hubbard Street 2 Dance Company, an exciting company of dancers between the ages of 17 and 25 who perform a repertoire of works by some of the nation’s most promising young choreographers, will perform Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre.
Working on campus after hours? Board the T: Late Night, which travels a fixed route around campus, or call the T: Link to pick you up. You can request a ride from any Blue Light Phone or by calling 974-4080. For more information on campus safety, visit http://safety.utk.edu.
UT Knoxville provides students one of the best values in public education according to The Princeton Review. Their annual "Best Value Colleges" list features 50 public and 50 private colleges and universities, and UT was the only university in Tennessee to make the public colleges list.
The College of Architecture and Design will host a special lecture series this semester as part of a new course on health care design. The series will explore the importance of architecture in the construction of health-related facilities, and topics may be of interest to many departments across campus.
UT’s Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future, a special committee of the Board of Trustees, discussed more cost-cutting proposals on Monday as university campuses and entities continue to prepare scaled-back budgets. The meeting itself exemplified one cost-cutting measure already underway — videoconferencing. The committee convened in Martin, but other trustees, administrators and staff participated via videoconference in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis.
At the annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations in Little Rock, Ark., Matthew Devereaux, associate professor and specialist with the UT Extension Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, was awarded the Early Career Achievement Award for the development and evaluation of innovative child care training programs.
The 2009 Knoxville Chinese New Year Celebration will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Alumni Memorial Building. Tickets are $3 for UT students with valid ID and $6 for faculty, staff and the general public. Tickets will be sold from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, on the first floor of the University Center.