On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse—when the disk of the moon completely covers the sun—will be visible in the United States along a path that is 2,500 miles long and 70 miles wide, from central Oregon through Tennessee and on to South Carolina.
Dillon Dunn, a fifth-year student in the UT’s School of Architecture, will travel through Europe and Asia this summer to study the architecture of religious structures.
UT alumnus and retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was at his alma mater today to award scholarships to four incoming freshmen. This year’s scholarship recipients are Emma Kate Hall of Lebanon, Tennessee; Grace Neiman of West Point, Nebraska; Sydney Peay of Spring Hill, Tennessee; and Blake Turpin of Knoxville.
From working at food banks in multiple states to sprucing up neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Atlanta to working at a summer program for kids in rural Tennessee, students and alumni around the country are joining forces this summer to underscore UT’s volunteer tradition.
The American Nuclear Society will bestow 11 scholarships on UT nuclear engineering students at its annual meeting in San Francisco on June 11.
Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, has been named the next vice president for student life at the University of Iowa.
Maxine Davis, assistant vice chancellor for student life, will retire on June 30 after 35 years of service to the university.
The Student Health Center is partnering with the Knox County Health Department to spread the word about mosquito bite prevention.
Four UT student startups were named among the 13 finalists in Launch Tennessee’s 36|86: Student Edition Pitch Competition. The competition brings together student companies from universities across Tennessee as part of the agency’s statewide University Venture Challenge (UVC) program. GeoAir, SimPath, In With the Old, and the Sorority Guide will pitch June 4 in Nashville as part of the 36|86 Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference.
Recent UT graduate Jordan Bakke has received a Fulbright award to spend the next year as an English teaching assistant in Kazakhstan.