June 30, 2016

Video Celebrates Summitt's Life in Photos, Interviews
Eight national championships. 1,098 wins. A 100 percent graduation rate. But Pat Summitt's legend transcends numbers. It transcends sport, gender, and all things quantitative. As we mourn this immeasurable loss, we also celebrate Pat's unparalleled impact. >> Video Read more...
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UT Completes First Disability Sport Exchange Program for State Department
UT's Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently wrapped up a five-week exchange program to empower international leaders in the field of disability sport. Sarah Hillyer and Ashleigh Huffman, directors of the center and clinical assistant professors in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, worked side by side with the participants from thirteen countries and their mentors, selected from leading disability sport organizations such as the US Olympic Committee, Lakeshore Foundation, Ability 360, and the University of Texas at Arlington. Read more...
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Turfgrass Science Student Interning in Wimbledon
Ryan Hammitt is an undergraduate student in Plant Sciences in the turfgrass science program, and he’s interning this summer as a groundskeeper at the All England Club in Wimbledon. His handiwork will be on display for the next two weeks as the most watched tennis tournament is in the world’s sports spotlight. Read more...
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Davis Elected Fellow of American Society for Engineering Education
College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis has had more than four decades of success at UT since the arrived on campus as a graduate student in 1971. In recognition of his contributions as a researcher, teacher, and leader, he has received one of the highest honors an engineering educator can receive: election as a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education. Read more...
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T is for Texas, D is for Dino: UT Professor Part of Dallas Dinosaur Dig
Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is a member of a team of paleontologists working to uncover a treasure trove of fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs in an unlikely place: the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Read more...
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Letters from China: Time Travel, Subway Adventures, and Getting in the Classroom
Lola Alapo, public relations specialist in the Office of Communications and Marketing, is in China at an English immersion summer camp with a group of UT faculty, staff, and students. After a long day of travel, the group has done some sight-seeing and is beginning their work at the language camp. Read more...
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Engineering Camp Welcomes Record Number of Students

The International Lean Summer Program has grown steadily since it began in 2011 as a way to bring international students to Knoxville and showcase UT's industrial engineering programs. Enrollment has grown tenfold from that first class of twenty-six students and the program has expanded from one month to two. Read more...

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Pre-Order Computers Ahead of Tax-Free Holiday

Tennessee’s sales tax holiday is Friday through Sunday, July 29–31. During this time, computers that cost less than $1,500 will be exempt from sales tax. VolTech invites faculty and staff to pre-order computers now at educational discounts and without sales tax, and pick them up after the tax holiday weekend. Read more...

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The University Is Closed Monday in Observance of Our Nation's Birthday
Reminder: Heavy Traffic Expected Near Thompson-Boling Arena This Weekend Read more...

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Getting to Know Canvas, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Friday
Image Mash Up (Photoshop), 12:40–1:40 p.m. Tuesday

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Degree of Confidence

From Alumnus: Thousands of students graduated during last month's commencement ceremonies. Experts say that ahead of them is the promise of a return on investment that will demonstrate its value over a career. Read more...

Law's Rising Rankings

U.S. News and World Report ranks the College of Law’s clinical training program ninth and its legal writing specialty tenth among all public universities. The College of Law’s overall program is ranked thirty-sixth among all public universities. Read more...

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