Tennova Health Care in Knoxville is the latest hospital to partner with the College of Nursing to provide the Precious Prints Project to grieving families. The student-led project provides silver fingerprint charms to families who have experienced the loss of a child. “The Precious Prints Project now serves all of the major hospitals in Knox County, providing—at no cost to the family or hospital—a lasting remembrance of a precious life lost all too soon,” said Lynne Miller, nursing instructor and director of the project.
The federal government has declared a major disaster for the state of Louisiana, currently experiencing the largest natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy. Our friends and SEC neighbors in Baton Rouge have been hit particularly hard by devastating flood conditions. In response, UT’s disaster relief management team has coordinated several ways to help those devastated by the flooding.
When Kristina Brown moved into her UT residence hall earlier this week, it wasn’t the first time she had stepped foot on campus. The freshman has been cheering on the Volunteers at football games for the majority of her life. Kristina and her younger brother started attending Family Weekend tailgates at a young age, but this year’s tailgate will be Kristina’s first Family Weekend as a student.
The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent an unprecedented year in space about the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind, a shared reading experience that is part of First-Year Studies 100.
Five senior classics students spent the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. “Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley” is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Rabat, Morocco. The project is co-directed by UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students.
Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life.
The Student Health Center Pharmacy is administering flu vaccines.
More than a hundred people were on hand recently for the opening of UT’s new Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility and Engineering Annex, located on White Avenue.
UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre and literary magazine Grist recently received grants to further their contributions to the arts in the state.
Having family nearby can make the transition to college a little easier. For triplets Ethan, Griffin and Landon Gantte, family will be right here on campus.
Students of the College of Law and the College of Engineering had a rare opportunity to work together as interns this summer at the University of Tennessee Research Foundation.
As more than 100,000 fans fill Neyland Stadium for the first football game of the season on September 1, two Volunteers will be celebrating their own special kind of kickoff—the beginning of the rest of their lives together.
The Institute of Agriculture is presenting 3 Day Startup, an intensive, hands-on entrepreneurial program that teaches how to start a company by starting a company.
The Board of Trustees Audit and Compliance, Executive and Compensation, and Trusteeship Committees will meet Tuesday, August 30, in Nashville.
It’s that time of year—classes have started back in session and you are embarking on a brand new semester at UT. Whether you are new this semester or a returning student, there’s never a wrong time to start planning how you can be successful not only this semester but during the entire time you are at UT.
Lisa Michell Capps Vito, research assistant in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology for sixteen years, died Sunday.