More than 3,800 students graduated from the university last week. Many of our graduates, speakers, honorees, and programs captured widespread media attention. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford spoke to graduates from the College of Communication and Information, former NPR anchor Ann Taylor spoke to graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, and financial guru Dave Ramsey spoke to graduates from the College of Business Administration. Read on for an overview of last week’s news.
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Science360, an up-to-date view of breaking science from around the world, featured the video “Developing the Next Generation of Supercomputers.” The video looks at how UT professor Jack Dongarra is leading the international charge in developing the world’s next generation of supercomputers. Science360 is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
UT Knoxville celebrated a groundbreaking Wednesday, Nov. 9, for the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. This News Sentinel article covers the event. Natalie Haslam, a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences and a music and arts enthusiast, designated $10 million of a family foundation gift to the project.