UT is one of only 28 institutions in the country that serves as both a state university and a land-grant institution. Private giving plays a vital role in the lofty goals set by this dual role. This year, 10 new volunteers have been chosen to assist with UT’s efforts.
It’s Homecoming week in Tennessee, and the Alumni Association and other organizations have many events planned for alumni and students. The week’s theme is “Rocky Top Round-Up.”
Football fans coming to campus for Saturday’s game between the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Thundering Herd of Marshall University will notice the campus decked out for Homecoming. Banners are hung on Neyland Stadium, and storefront windows along Cumberland Avenue are painted with colorful images of Smoky, the Vol mascot.
UT professor Gregory Baker has braved 115-degree weather in the deserts of Jordan and he’s endured the chilling winds of the Arctic, all because of his passion for science. Baker, professor of geophysics in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will share his research experience from around the globe at the UT Science Forum