Landscape Services arborist Sam Adams has been working diligently to save campus trees from an invasive insect. The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that can kill an ash tree in as little as three years, was first documented in East Tennessee in 2010 and has affected ash trees on campus.
This semester, UT faculty and students will be assessing livability conditions for senior citizens in Grundy County, developing a business plan for a farmers market in Pikeville, laying the groundwork for local and regional disaster planning, and designing commemorative spaces along the Trail of Tears.
Delta Delta Delta landed on design blog Apartment Therapy’s list of stylish sorority houses. The entry says, “The rest of the house is lovely, but the sitting room takes the cake with those punchy pansy prints.”
UT has launched a new statewide undergraduate experiential learning conference for students open to all fifty-four accredited not-for-profit colleges and universities in Tennessee.
The Office of Engineering Professional Practice recently held its seventeenth annual welcome back cookout, its largest yet with more than 1,400 participants.
The UT Libraries Diversity Committee and Office for Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a series of “Lunch and Learn” discussions surrounding the theme of difficult conversations.
The Center for Health Education and Wellness will host ten Volunteers Speak UP! sessions open to students, staff, and faculty during September and October. The center will offer two programs: Volunteers Speak UP! RSVP (Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention) and Volunteers Speak UP! Alcohol Edition.
Everyone on campus plays a critical part in emergency preparation and response. In its role of coordinating the campus community, the Office of Emergency Management will be sharing information throughout September, National Emergency Preparedness Month, to prepare the campus to best handle dangerous situations. Severe weather is a common occurrence in East Tennessee. It’s easy to forget how dangerous lightning, damaging winds, floods, and hail can be. Do you know how to protect yourself? Learn more at the campus Safety website.
Joshua Dobbs might be better known outside the college as the quarterback of the Vols football team, but, like six other players majoring in engineering, once in the classroom, he is all about his studies. An aerospace engineering student, Dobbs recently held an internship position with Pratt and Whitney, one of the world’s leading jet and rocket engine manufacturers.
The Center for Health Education and Wellness wants the university community to help change the statistics of sexual assault on college campuses. Red Zone is a term used to describe the period in the fall semester when students are statistically more at risk for sexual assault.