Beverly Davenport began work Wednesday as UT’s eighth chancellor. She spoke to the Daily Beacon and then later answered questions from local media outlets at Tyson Alumni Center.
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In a guest column for the News Sentinel, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek thanks the Knoxville community for its support of the university and reflects on the many changes at UT in his eight years as chancellor.
The News Sentinel‘s Brianna Paciorka attended a Chinese New Year celebration hosted by UT’s Confucius Institute at Hodges Library on Thursday.
On Wednesday morning, the Pride of the Southland Band rolled out of Knoxville to continue an honored tradition—representing the state of Tennessee in the presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C.
WBIR reported on Monday’s MLK Day of Service where students picked up trash, cleaned headstones, and helped rebuild the walking path in Knoxville’s historic Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Earlier this week, the Greater Knoxville Business Journal announced its 10th 40 Under 40 class, which includes two UT Knoxville employees and one faculty member of the UT Graduate School of Medicine.
Every weekend in January, a charter bus will transport Knoxville shoppers to Gatlinburg with the goal of helping businesses recover from the tourism slump that followed the Nov. 28 fire.
Academic Minute featured Julia Jaekel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies. Jaekel collaborated with Hillary Fouts, director of graduate studies, to explain why it’s important for refugee mothers to keep homeland child caring practices.
In a column for the News Sentinel, UT President Joe DiPietro writes about challenges facing higher education institutions.
In “A New Home for the Sciences,” Laboratory Design describes the plans for construction of the new Strong Hall Science Laboratory Facility. Scheduled to be completed in December, the building will house the anthropology, earth and planetary sciences, chemistry, and biology departments.