UT’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships has made some changes to better serve the growing number of students interested in applying for major awards. In an effort to increase visibility and be more accessible, ONSF—which has its main office in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy—now has a satellite office in Hodges Library.
Rain couldn’t dampen the mood last week as the university officially dedicated its first new residence in forty years, the Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall. UT President Joe DiPietro, Brown’s family, friends and former students, and Cheek joined in celebrating Brown’s life in a ceremony that included live music, food, and tours of the residence hall.
Over the next five years, Jeffrey Moersch will be traveling to faraway places—from the Arctic to the Chilean desert—in a quest to learn more about a place even farther away—Mars. The earth and planetary sciences professor is part of a new NASA-funded research team helping prepare for the Mars 2020 rover mission. The interdisciplinary team is a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute and is one of seven to receive a five-year grant of about $8 million.
For the first time in its history, UT has named a college in recognition of an alumnus and donor. The Haslam family, of Knoxville, announced today a landmark gift of $50 million to the UT College of Business Administration. The UT Board of Trustees voted today to name the college the James A. Haslam II College of Business.
The energy of the university is on full display in the work and accomplishments of former Lady Vol and academic all-American Candace Parker and current Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu. This energy is brought to light in UT’s new TV commercial. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events.
Lawrence Cunningham, a best-selling author of books about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will visit the UT College of Law on Monday, November 3, to discuss his new book, Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values. Joining Cunningham will be UT Law alumnus Jim Clayton, the founder and former CEO of Clayton Homes Inc., which Berkshire Hathaway acquired in 2003.
Beginning January 1, 2015, the Knoxville campus community will see an exciting change—a new logo. The new logo features the Power T, instead of the system “UT” icon, and an updated wordmark. It will represent all UT Knoxville colleges, departments, centers, institutes, and administrative offices.
Four recent UT construction and renovation projects have been nominated for 2014 People’s Choice Awards by the American Institute of Architects, East Tennessee Chapter. The AIA chapter is encouraging people to go online to vote for their favorite. Votes are being tallied through 6:00 p.m. October 28.
UT welcomes fans to campus this Saturday for the football game against the University of Alabama. Kickoff is set for 7:36 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. ESPN-2 will televise the game.
A UT professor has received a state grant to provide professional development to teachers of English language learners at two Knox County schools so they can help their students better grasp mathematics concepts
When Fred Peebles, dean of UT’s College of Engineering, hired Fred Brown to lead the newly created Minority Engineering Program in 1973, there were twenty-six total African American students in engineering. The program blossomed under Brown’s leadership and that of his successors, James Pippin and Travis Griffin, to the point that more than 1,000 minority engineers have now graduated.
Families and community members are invited to explore and enjoy free family events throughout November at the McClung Museum.
Alumna Molly Adams, now an executive at Disney Consumer Products, will visit campus on Friday, October 24, to talk about her personal career journey and the Disney brand from an insider’s point of view.
The UT Libraries will honor Bass and celebrate the Dr. William M. Bass III Collection during a reception and lecture on Thursday, October 30, at Hodges Library.
Film critic and director Gerald Peary will introduce the on-campus screening of his 2009 documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism, which tells the story of American film criticism through film clips, photographs, and on-camera interviews.