UT students return to campus this week to the opening of two new academic facilities—the John D. Tickle Engineering Building and the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. It’s been sixty-four years since two all-new academic facilities greeted students for a new school year.
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The new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center is a physical expression of the musical art form. Acoustical wall panels and retractable curtains allow the recital hall and rehearsal rooms to be tuned to reverberate or absorb sound to meet the needs of various performances. Performance studios and academic offices are soundproof. Even the building’s very façade is musical.
Andy Holt Avenue will be reduced to one lane westbound between Pat Head Summitt Street and 20th Street from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13. Cones will be placed along the north and south sides of the street to assist traffic.
One lane of traffic will be closed along Andy Holt Avenue between Pat Head Summitt Street and Frances Street between Friday, August 2, and Sunday, August 11, to accommodate utility work for construction of the Fred D. Brown Residence Hall.
Francis Street will be closed from Friday, August 2, to Wednesday, August 14, for KUB utility work on the Fred D. Brown Residence Hall. During this time, Melrose Avenue north of the construction site will switch from one-way to two-way traffic with traffic control devices in place to ensure safety.
Architectural art experts are beginning the delicate work of removing the historic Greenwood mural from the ballroom of the University Center. The mural must be removed because the existing portion of the University Center will be demolished as construction continues on the new, much larger Student Union.
Architectural art experts are beginning the delicate work of removing the historic Greenwood mural from the ballroom of the University Center. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the mural.
Scaffolding is in place and work is underway to repair the exterior of Andy Holt Tower. The work is expected to be complete by late spring 2014.
The university is upgrading the Nathan W. Dougherty Engineering Building to improve safety and provide a series of modern instructional and research laboratories. The building will remain open while the work continues.
This summer, utility work on the new Student Union project will close several sections of Phillip Fulmer Way near Neyland Stadium. This week, a section of Phillip Fulmer Way between Middle Drive and Peyton Manning Pass will close until August.