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.
Graduate teaching associate Laura Lemon found herself in an interesting spot at last week’s Medal of Honor Town Hall at UT. On one side of her sat her public relations students, eagerly taking notes to write a press release about the event. On the other side sat her father, Medal of Honor recipient Peter Lemon.
Two graduate students are traveling the globe for research while making UT history as the university’s first recipients of National Geographic Young Explorers Grants. Yanan (Nancy) Li, a doctoral candidate in geography, and Todd Pierson, a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, are the first UT students to receive the grant which supports students pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.
In remembrance of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, UT is participating in the 9/11: Never Forget Project. Members of the student organization Young Americans for Freedom constructed a memorial to the individuals whose lives were lost during the attacks by placing 2,977 American flags beside the Humanities Amphitheater. The students began planting the flags at 11:00 p.m. yesterday. The memorial will remain in place throughout the day today.
The National Geographic Society has chosen UT to host a set of events on September 20 promoting its Young Explorers Grants program. From documenting threatened animals to exploring canyons, the program supports students ages eighteen through twenty-five pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.
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.
Nathan Etheridge has joined the College of Business Administration as director of operations for three executive Master of Business Administration programs.
Machine learning, the science that makes it possible for devices to “think” on their own, is taking the next step forward thanks to College of Engineering professors Jeremy Holleman and Itamar Arel.
The Center for International Education will host its annual International Education Week September 22-26 with events that celebrate the diverse culture on campus and showcase the university’s global initiatives.
The College of Communication and Information will celebrate its Diversity and Inclusion Week September 22–25 with a keynote speech, an open forum, panels, and a diversity festival. Jose Aponte, director of the San Diego County Library System, will deliver the keynote address at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, in the McClung Museum auditorium.
Prolific composers Beethoven and Mozart wrote many of their works for the fortepiano, a predecessor of the modern piano, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Music lovers in modern-day Knoxville can enjoy beautiful sounds from this centuries-old instrument during a concert and workshop at UT on September 26 and 27.
UT’s inaugural Arab Cultural Fair and academic symposium kick off this weekend with museum displays of Arabic art and other cultural demonstrations.
Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.
A team of researchers at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating if lignin—a low-cost byproduct of the pulp, paper, and biofuels industries—could be useful as a battery anode in lithium-ion batteries.
A composer who has written music for television and radio and whose opera Medea will have its world premiere at UT will be an artist-in-residence this fall.