A father and daughter pair of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduates have teamed up to help give back to members of the United States military through their program Diving with Heroes.
Joe Brickey, a 1985 electrical engineering grad, and Jill Hottel, who got her bachelor’s in geography in 2004 and her master’s in 2010, started the program as a way to help wounded veterans regain their lost sense of mobility via diving.
Two acclaimed adventurers will be on campus on Saturday, September 20, to share their stories and encourage aspiring scientists and explorers.
The Center for Transportation Research has reaffirmed its status as a preeminent research center by announcing the establishment of the Faculty Fellows Program.
From the global food crisis to electric bicycles, the Department of Geography’s inaugural research symposium has something for the geographer in everyone. Titled Mapping Outside the Lines: Geography as a Nexus for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Research, the symposium begins Friday, February 21, and ends the following afternoon, Saturday, February 22. The symposium is free and open to the public.
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, multiple news agencies including the Associated Press interviewed or featured Derek Alderman, geography department
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
Derek Alderman, geography department head, was interviewed by MSNBC for a story which takes a look back at Martin Luther
Derek Alderman, head of the Department of Geography, was interviewed by WMRA in Harrisonburg, Virginia about the politics of naming
Two undergraduate students in geography have won prestigious internships and awards. Geography major Paul Lemieux will conduct research this summer at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a recipient of a prestigious NASA internship. Sarah Bleakney has received an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
The UT Amnesty International chapter will celebrate its third annual Human Rights Week March 11 through 20 with speakers on issues ranging from due process rights in foreign lands to reproduction rights to prisoners wrongly sentenced on death row. The week will kick off with a lecture by Ndiva Kofele-Kale at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in the University Center Ballroom. A former UT faculty member, Kofele-Kale is now a professor of public international law at Southern Methodist University. Kofele-Kale, who was born in Cameroon, is leading the defense team representing Marafa Hamidou Yaya, former Secretary General of the Presidency of Cameroon.