UT’s second annual “Be a Hero” Day was a great success. Some 350 alumni and friends participated in the special day on April 27 to support student, faculty, and staff UT projects via VOLstarter, UT’s crowdfunding site.
Beardsley Community Farm has a new education center and other amenities thanks in part to students and faculty in the College of Architecture and Design, many community partners, and donations from area businesses.
Millicent Smith, a graduate student in journalism, will spend her summer in a paid internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, after winning a national wonk tank competition sponsored by the US Department of State. Smith developed her proposal, “He for She for Delhi,” as part of a team in Journalism and Electronic Media Professor Catherine Luther’s international journalism class.
An opening reception for the Annual Honors Exhibition will be held 3:00–5:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, in UT’s Ewing Gallery.
Parking near Cumberland Avenue will become a little easier starting in August 2017 thanks to a new parking agreement between UT and the City of Knoxville. The university will break ground in June on a new garage on Lake Avenue, which will open as the city’s Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project is completed.
Students from the College of Nursing recently participated in a disaster preparedness drill conducted by the Appalachia Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project and other community partners in rural Clay County, Kentucky.
Vol Vision 2020, which provides the framework for the next phase of our strategic plan, has been approved by the Board of Trustees.
Whether you’re new to UT or someone who’s been around campus for years, there are some special places where you—or your visitors—must have photos taken. To get a really nice shot, you’ve got to see these iconic places in a new way. It takes some planning and creativity, but the result will be a photo that gives you that orange fuzzy feeling.
UT Knoxville will begin transitioning from the current learning management system, Blackboard Learn, to Instructure Canvas.
Teams of UT students recently competed in the third annual Howard H. Baker Jr. Public Policy Challenge to provide solutions to local and national policy issues.