Margie Nichols, senior director of communications and government relations for Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, has been named executive assistant to University of Tennessee President John Petersen.
Four thousand new jobs in rural Tennessee counties and $400 million in new state and local tax collections could be just the beginning if the Tennessee Biofuels Initiative is successful, and Kelly Tiller believes that it will be. Tiller, director of external operations for the UT Office of Bioenergy Programs, talks about turning switchgrass into
Why is this man smiling? And, why should we care? Vice President for Agriculture Joseph DiPietro wants the world to know about the work UT is doing to find sol-UT-ions to some of society’s most pressing needs – controlling greenhouse gas emissions, finding alternative fuels and developing sustainable, environmentally friendly methods of agricultural production.
A researcher in the UT Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville recently broke records with a five-year extension of a research grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant, which has funded work by Dr. Alan Solomon since 1965, is one of the longest active grants in NIH history. It is
University of Tennessee plant pathologists Robert Trigiano and Mark Windham, whose work with disease-resistant dogwood trees has revitalized the state’s nursery industry, are the 2007 recipients of the university’s most prestigious award for entrepreneurship.
Parties, parades and plenty of fun: it’s Homecoming time in Tennessee! Smokey’s Bayou Bash festivities begin at 4 p.m. Friday with the Homecoming parade. The centerpiece event, "Celebrating Our Heroes: Past and Present," follows the parade. This reception, honoring all UT alumni who served in the military, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Calhoun’s on the
This week’s Pre-Game Faculty Showcase at UT will feature a lively presentation by Marvelene Moore, professor of music education. Moore will present “A Musical Odyssey: Drumming, Dancing and Singing,” the fifth program in the Showcase series, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the University Center Ballroom before the Homecoming football game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Love United Gospel Choir has been serving the UT campus and community by ministering through song for the past 30 years. The choir is celebrating its 30th anniversary during UT’s Homecoming, Nov. 2-4. The theme is “Celebrating the Legacy and Continuing the Vision,” and there are several events for alumni.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes back alumni for Homecoming this week. This year’s theme for Homecoming is “Smokey’s Bayou Bash,” and fittingly, the Volunteers host Louisiana-Lafayette at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3.