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Board Votes to Name the John D. Tickle College of Engineering

(Left to right) UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Tickle College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis, John D. Tickle and UT President Joe DiPietro stand together after the UT Board of Trustees approved the naming of the college of engineering in Tickle's honor on Oct. 14, 2016.

The UT Board of Trustees voted to name the College of Engineering for distinguished alumnus John D. Tickle. It marks the second time in the campus’s 222-year history that a college has been named for an alumnus and benefactor. Tickle, a 1965 industrial engineering graduate from Bristol, Tennessee, is chairman of the Strongwell Corporation.

Student Travels to Three Continents to Study Architecture and Cultural Identity

Catherine Dozier, a third-year graduate student in UT's College of Architecture and Design.

Catherine Dozier, a graduate student in the College of Architecture and Design, traveled the world this summer to study the importance of cultural identity and analyze the ways in which it affects the design of public architecture. Her travels were made possible by the Aydelott Travel Award, an endowed scholarship by the late architect Alfred Aydelott and his wife, Hope.

Professor Develops App for Patients Who Can’t Speak

Speak For Myself app home screen

Patients who are unable to communicate with their health care providers are now able to better verbalize their needs, thanks to a new app developed by Rebecca Koszalinski, an assistant professor of nursing at UT.

Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tour of the Tennessee River

Image of the Tennessee River in Savannah, Tennessee, taken by the UT School of Landscape Architecture's drone during the 2016 river tour.

Four states, five days, 1,157 miles, and all the catfish they could eat. A dozen College of Architecture and Design students have completed their tour of the Tennessee River, but their work has just begun. They traveled along the Tennessee River through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky to understand the influences and impacts on the river system.

Open Access Week: Open Textbooks

The cost of textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years, which has led some faculty to explore options in the textbook market. Open textbooks for high enrollment introductory courses are gaining momentum among instructors and students.

Homecoming Week Begins October 30; Celebration Marks 100th Anniversary


One hundred years ago, UT held its first Homecoming celebration. Three hundred alumni attended. This year, thousands of Volunteers are expected to participate in Homecoming activities which begin Sunday, October 30, and culminate next weekend with the UT vs. Tennessee Tech football game and several events, including a free Saturday-night concert on Market Square. This

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McClung Museum Launches New Online Collections Search Tool

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has launched a new online collections search tool as part of its newly redesigned website. The online search capability was launched with 1,270 objects from featured collections, including the museum’s map collection, Roman objects, art works on paper, and selected historic photographs.

Learn to Take Action on Global Food Insecurity

This Thursday and Friday, October 27-28, a mobile educational exhibit focused on steps students can take to address food insecurity and hunger around the world will visit campus. HungerU travels to colleges and universities around the nation raising awareness of nutrition security issues. The philosophy of HungerU is that every student in every discipline has

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Communications Toolkit: Color and Typefaces

Orange stands front and center in our audiences’ perception of UT, making color a crucial component of our visual communications. Learn more about using our core color palette and our secondary colors in your publications and websites. Also visit the typography standards section of the brand guidelines website to choose font families that reflect the university’s brand identity.

Appalachian Advocate: Erica Davis

Erica Davis (’19), a student of the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Tennessee native who recently received a prestigious Brower Youth Award, is working to ensure that Appalachian communities can benefit from the extraction of natural resources for generations to come.

Open Access Week: Publish in Open Access Journals

Open access journals make research results freely available to all, without subscription costs. But not all open access journals are the same. Librarians recommend a quick way to find open access journals that meet recognized publishing standards.

Local Historian Jack Neely to Give Lecture on Knoxville History at McClung Museum

Knoxville journalist and historian Jack Neely will give the talk “Subterranean Knoxville: The Buried Narrative of a Distracted City” at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 30, at the McClung Museum. The lecture, which is part of programming related to current special exhibition Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley, is free and open to the public.

Alan Viard to Speak at Economics Forum October 28

Alan Viard, economist and resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, will speak at UT's Knoxville Economics Forum, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Club LeConte.

Alan Viard, a nationally recognized economist and resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, will be the guest speaker at the Knoxville Economics Forum Friday, October 28. His speech, “The Business Tax Reform Debate: The 2016 Election and Beyond,” will address business tax reform as it relates to the 2016 election. Reservations are being accepted now for the event, which is sponsored by the Department of Economics in the Haslam College of Business.

Baker Center Announces Newest Class of Scholars

UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has added 14 new Baker Scholars to its program, bringing the total number to 30. “This select group of students have an academic and career interest in public policy and government,” said Nissa Dahlin-Brown, associate director of the Baker Center. “It is a unique experience for undergraduates to be able to target an issue they are passionate about; research it; and discover ideas, solutions, and unintended consequences.”