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’s McClung Museum has partnered with UT Gardens to create a garden featuring food plants grown in the Americas thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The project is the work of Gary Crites, the McClung Museum’s curator of paleoethnobotany; Susan Hamilton, UT Gardens director; James Newburn, UT Gardens assistant director; and Holly Jones, UT Gardens kitchen manager.
In 1965, the College of Architecture and Design opened its doors in Estabrook Hall to twenty students. Next weekend, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and industry partners will come together to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary April 28–30.
UT is home to some unique stuff. You’ve probably heard about the Anthropology Research Facility and the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection housed in a basement room in Neyland Stadium. While these two parts of campus are well-known curiosities, there are plenty of other eyebrow-raising things to see on Rocky Top.
Students in the College of Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic recently traveled to Cincinnati to argue two cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Third-year law students Alexandra Wolff and Trey Neal received the opportunity to argue their cases after nearly a year of intense preparation supported by fellow students Cameron Kapperman, Patrick Morrison, and Sara Ohlman.
A crowd gathered Friday to dedicate the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research within UT’s Haslam College of Business and to honor alumni and benefactors Randy and Jenny Boyd. The Randy and Jenny Boyd Distinguished Professorship was also created, and will be linked to the director of the Boyd Center going forward.
Photographer George Holz, who attended UT, and is known for his fashion and celebrity photographs, will return to campus to speak about his new book, Holz Hollywood: 30 Years of Portraits, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. His talk will be in the auditorium of the College of Nursing. Sponsored by the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media, the event is free and open to the public.
Professional stock car driver Wendell Scott competed throughout the segregated Jim Crow South during the tense days of the civil rights movement.
The UT Board of Trustees approved on Friday an update to the Campus Master Plan, which serves as a guide for future construction and renovation improvements on the Knoxville and Institute of Agriculture campuses.
UT Knoxville will begin transitioning from the current learning management system, Blackboard Learn, to Instructure Canvas.
Along with the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate, the chancellor presented Excellence in Teaching awards to Wendy Bach, Heather Hirschfeld, Jennifer Morrow, and Malissa Peery.
Frank Hale, Extension entomologist at the Soil, Plant and Pest Center in Nashville, will bring his “Traveling Elixir of Ornamental Ailments” to campus from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Hollingsworth Auditorium in the Ellington Plant Sciences Building.
Finalists are being selected in the search for a new director of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma and will lead public forums for faculty and staff in the next few weeks.
Thank you for making a gift to UT through VOLstarter on “Be a Hero Day.”
The Veterans Resource Team will distribute 1,000 Buddy Poppies for faculty, staff and students to wear the week preceding Memorial Day, May 23-27.
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.
Dean Bob Rider celebrated faculty and staff in the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health and Human Sciences for their accomplishments and service Wednesday at the annual faculty and staff awards ceremony. The event was held in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the agricultural campus.
Mary Campbell, assistant professor in the School of Art, will discuss research on various aspects of nineteenth-century polygamy during the last “Conversations and Cocktails” talk, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.