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What’s Your Big Idea?—Peyton Manning

Big Orange Big Ideas

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Peyton Manning, a 1997 communications graduate, shares his big idea of providing leadership and growth opportunities to at-risk children through his Peyback Foundation.

UT Chamber Singers in Ireland: The Troubles


The UT Chamber Singers just wrapped up a ten-day tour traveling through Ireland and singing in some of the country’s most famous cathedrals. At the end of their trip, students Simon Hogg and Carrie Nicely spent some time talking to locals about the ‘Troubles,’ a decades-long period of conflict that continues today, dividing the Catholic and Protestant communities in Northern Ireland.

Student Team Wins Social Media Week Competition

Social Media Week

Melahnie Springfield, a graduate student in advertising, participated in UT’s first Social Media Week, April 25-26. Springfield and her teammates took part in a social media advertising campaign competition focusing on the Dell XPS 13 laptop computer. The competition was judged by Adam Brown, executive director of social media for Dell and a 1994 UT advertising graduate.

Electric Bike Sharing Stations Generating Data

Fully-automated electric bike sharing station

UT is home to the nation’s first fully-automated electric bike sharing stations thanks to civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Chris Cherry. Cherry and his team are collecting data on a number of questions related to safety, environmental impact, and travel behavior to see if electric bikes could become more popular here in the US.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Andy Rogers

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. Andy Rogers, a 2011 graduate who majored in biochemistry and minored in theater, has found a way to combine these areas by creating a musical called “Andy and the Beats,” which focuses on type I diabetes.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Mark Walker

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. Mark Walker, a senior studying nuclear engineering, has been working on the big idea of how to verify the dismantlement of nuclear weapons.

UT Students Organize Campus-wide Discussion of Big Issues

When Jayanni Webster teamed up with fellow seniors Abbey Schaplowsky and Corie Fine on a social work class project, they had no clue their ideas would turn into a university-funded diversity program. The culmination of their efforts is “Dialogue: A Conversation on Race and Religion at UT,” a film screening and panel discussion to be held at 6:00 p.m. on March 6 in the Black Cultural Center.

Faculty Appreciation Week 2012: Breakfast, Basketball on Tap Today

There’s still time to buy discount tickets to tonight’s men’s basketball game as part of Faculty Appreciation Week. See how we’re thanking faculty throughout the week, and watch another video of more students thanking their favorite professors.

Faculty Appreciation Week 2012: A Heartfelt Thanks to Faculty

It’s Valentine’s Day and the second day of Faculty Appreciation Week—a perfect time to say a heartfelt thanks to faculty who bring big ideas to life each day in the classroom, through their research and through community service. See how we’re thanking faculty today, and watch a video of students thanking their favorite professors.