It all started in a closet. What was once just an idea for Brandi King, a 2015 Haslam College of Business graduate, is now a reality. Her company, Rentique, officially opens its doors this week. Rentique is a mobile fashion truck that rents high-end dresses and apparel for special occasions. The truck features a changing room, sitting area and a variety of clothing styles.
Joshua Dobbs might be better known outside the college as the quarterback of the Vols football team, but, like six other players majoring in engineering, once in the classroom, he is all about his studies. An aerospace engineering student, Dobbs recently held an internship position with Pratt and Whitney, one of the world’s leading jet and rocket engine manufacturers.
The McClung Museum is preparing to host an exhibit of gilded statues of Buddhist deities and colorful paintings from the eighth century to the present. The exhibit will open on September 11 and run through January 3, 2016. Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas explores the rich history of Buddhist art from Tibet, Nepal, China, and India, and how trade and travel fostered the artistic tradition that continues today.
In just ten days, UT will welcome Vol fans and visitors to Rocky Top for an exciting season of Volunteer football at Neyland Stadium. The Vols will face the Oklahoma Sooners at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, in Neyland Stadium. The UT Police Department reminds fans that alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles, and coolers are prohibited in Neyland Stadium.
For some parents, navigating the child-support system while looking for a job and establishing a healthy and strong relationship with their children is difficult. The Child Support Employment and Parenting Program supports non-custodial parents in Knox County who are interested in finding and maintaining employment and developing stronger relationships with their children.
The College of Engineering has become the first in the world to use a synthetic cadaver created by SynDaver Labs. The SynDaver Synthetic Human was originally designed as a surgical simulator and has become the most elaborate and sophisticated full-body synthetic cadaver on the market, finding a quick role in medical schools.
UT’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Programs (ITRL and ITRL2) recruit and train rural library professionals working in the Southern and Central Appalachian regions. Participating students earn their master’s degree through the School of Information Sciences synchronous distance education program.
On Saturday, Tom and Geniese Gilman brought their daughter, Rosemary, to UT to begin her career as a Volunteer. Rosemary was well-prepared for the move; she’s received plenty of guidance from her seven older brothers and sisters who have attended UT. Six of her siblings are UT graduates. Her brother, Will, is a junior.
Landscape Services arborist Sam Adams has been working diligently to save campus trees from an invasive insect. The emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that can kill an ash tree in as little as three years, was first documented in East Tennessee in 2010 and has affected ash trees on campus.
This semester, UT faculty and students will be assessing livability conditions for senior citizens in Grundy County, developing a business plan for a farmers market in Pikeville, laying the groundwork for local and regional disaster planning, and designing commemorative spaces along the Trail of Tears.
Delta Delta Delta landed on design blog Apartment Therapy’s list of stylish sorority houses. The entry says, “The rest of the house is lovely, but the sitting room takes the cake with those punchy pansy prints.”
UT has launched a new statewide undergraduate experiential learning conference for students open to all fifty-four accredited not-for-profit colleges and universities in Tennessee.
The Office of Engineering Professional Practice recently held its seventeenth annual welcome back cookout, its largest yet with more than 1,400 participants.
The UT Libraries Diversity Committee and Office for Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a series of “Lunch and Learn” discussions surrounding the theme of difficult conversations.
Two great strategic minds go toe-to-toe in the university’s latest TV commercial. In the spot, UT scientist George Pharr squares off against Vol For Life Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Their chosen battlefield: a game of chess. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events. Broadcast networks allot thirty seconds of free promotion time for each school during games.
Area high school teachers will have the opportunity to learn best teaching practices on subjects ranging from ancient Chinese philosophy to the cultural impact of Alex Haley’s novel Roots at a half-day program hosted by UT’s history department on Saturday, September 26.
The Center for Health Education and Wellness will host ten Volunteers Speak UP! sessions open to students, staff, and faculty during September and October. The center will offer two programs: Volunteers Speak UP! RSVP (Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention) and Volunteers Speak UP! Alcohol Edition.