Many students to take part in workshops and symposia during the summer, but Mallory Ladd got the chance to participate in a particularly notable event. Ladd, a graduate research fellow and doctoral student the joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, attended the sixty-fifth annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.
The CDC reports that tobacco abuse rates for Tennessee high school students are significantly above the national average. Substance abuse among adolescents is linked to depression, unintentional injuries, suicide, and homicide. 4-H Health Rocks! is a UT Extension partnership with local Boards of Education, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the YMCA that has reached over 100,000 young people in Tennessee.
The Chamber Singers are en route back to Knoxville after a whirlwind tour that saw them performing in historic Canterbury Cathedral and Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Canterbury, and St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London. In between rehearsals and performances, they sandwiched in bus and boat tours of countryside, dined in quaint pubs, and visited historic castles and famous landmarks.
UT Knoxville received nearly $235 million in private and corporate gifts last fiscal year, marking the most successful fundraising year in its history. In fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30, more than 39,000 donors boosted private support by 79 percent over the previous year.
Alan Tennant has been appointed director of the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The institute is a partnership between ORNL and UT.
A UT project dedicated to transcribing and publishing President Andrew Jackson’s entire written record has received a financial boost to continue its mission.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host its second Boomsday party at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 6.
Improvements to the UT Alert emergency messaging system have provided the campus community with new features to help enhance safety and improve two-way communication with the UT Police Department.
A professorship named for an icon of civil engineering has its first recipient, as the College of Engineering’s Baoshan Huang has been named the Dr. Edwin G. Burdette Professor.
Make Orange Green offers a new set of themed desktop and smartphone wallpapers each month for you to download and enjoy.
A number of streets around the UT campus and the Fort Sanders area will be repaired and repaved within the next two weeks, necessitating some lane closures and lane shifts.
Anne D. Smith has been named head of the Department of Management at the Haslam College of Business. She succeeds Terry Leap, who served as head of the department for four and a half years.
The letters of James K. Polk give insight into the politics, diplomacy, science, and culture of the 1840s, as well as a peek into the affairs of one of the most private men ever to occupy the presidency.