The 25th annual International Festival gave students, faculty, staff and the public a taste of cultures around the globe. Hosted by the International House, the 2010 International Festival featured representatives from 16 cultures, including 13 international groups.
Seniors in the UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information’s advertising campaigns class recently got a taste of the real world that was a bit “spicier” than they expected. Student teams were tasked with creating and presenting an advertising campaign for McCormick & Co. The team of judges included McCormick CEO Alan D. Wilson and other executives from the company.
Student Resident Assistants from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Saturday will celebrate the dedication of a house they built with their bare hands. More than 100 UT students contributed more than 800 volunteer hours over the course of five Saturdays in February and March to build the 1,496-square foot house in northwest Knoxville.
You expect to see professors at UT Knoxville inside classrooms sharing their knowledge with students. But away from the public eye, hundreds of faculty members are conducting research, growing the knowledge in their field and penning books about their findings to share with the world.
Putting on a musical at a professional theater on a college campus takes many months of hard work and dedication from students, faculty, staff and professional actors. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of the musical “Man of La Mancha,” the theater’s final show of the 2010 season.
Soren Sorensen, professor and head of the physics department, will deliver this week’s UT Science Forum lecture, “The End of the Universe.” His talk will begin at noon on Friday, April 16, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D.
Playing the violin has been a way of life for Rachel Grubb, and she had the chance to display her gift at UT Knoxville’s first ever research week. The week put the spotlight on undergraduate researchers, scholars, artists and performers with a concert, an honors symposium, an art competition and a student paper competition. Grubb and hundreds of other students showed off their diverse talents in areas ranging from music to art to science to business.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UT Libraries and many of its friends and benefactors recently celebrated the acquisition of the Libraries’ 3 millionth volume, “TSVLVKI SQCLVCLV, A Cherokee Spelling Book.” The Cherokee speller was published in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1819. The Libraries’ copy is one of only three known to exist.
Chanting “W-O-M-E-N” as they walked, the Women’s Coordinating Council held the Stiletto Stampede on Monday, March 15. Men and women walked from the University Center Plaza to the Pedestrian Walkway in celebration of the courageous women who broke barriers in our society.
In the spirit of friendly competition and going green, UT Knoxville is hosting its first-ever Recyclympics on March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the TRECS Intramural Fields. Students, faculty and staff will compete in various events such as a recycled phone book shot-put, dumpster dive, aluminum can crush and recycle pong.