In 1999, Parking and Transit Services’ Robert Davis started riding the Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) bus to work everyday. Now he has logged nearly 500 rides and has also become friends with fellow commuter, UT Human Resources’ Cheryl Hodge, who nominated him for the KAT award. "Robert was my instructor in ‘Bus Riding 101,’" says
Described as "responsive and hard-working," Tracy Williams, a maintenance specialist in the Art and Architecture Building, goes the extra mile to get things done and genuinely cares about the work he does. Because of his positive attitude and proactive work ethic, Williams was selected as March’s Send Roses Recipient.
A reception today from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Hodges Library honors faculty who have recently published books. The event is sponsored by the Office of Research and the University Libraries. Faculty books will be on display at the reception.
Dr. Oleg Manaev, formerly on the faculty of the Belarusian State University, will describe the state repressions he endured and his life as a rescued scholar. Dr. Manaev, a visiting professor in the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media, speaks at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the University Center Shiloh Room.
Don’t let your lack of knowledge about UT legends make you a target of April Fools’ jokes. Bone up on UT lore and avoid getting caught by any of the tricksters out today!
There’s an art to creating great jokes. Beauvais Lyons, art professor and self-appointed director of the Hokes Archives, is a master artist. His specialty: the art of fabrication. His advice to Tennessee Today readers on April Fools’ Day: "Don’t believe everything you see."
Phillip Fulmer Way between the University Center and Walters Life Sciences Building will be closed from noon Tuesday, April 1, to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. The short portion of that street in front of the Money Wall will temporarily be two-way to allow motorists access to the public parking garage behind the University Center.
Clean out your closet for a good cause! Students in the UT retail and consumer sciences program will hold a boutique sale to benefit Knoxville Habitat for Humanity on April 12 and are asking women on campus to help by donating clothes and dresses.
The Lady Vol Marketing Department is honoring UT faculty on Wednesday, April 9 at the softball game vs. Western Carolina. The double-header begins at 4 p.m. Faculty members will be admitted free and guests will receive discounted tickets for $4.
University of Tennessee graduate programs in education, law, speech pathology and social work gained significant ground this year in U.S. News and World Report’s 2009 rankings released Friday. Top-flight programs in the College of Business Administration and the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Art held their prestigious top 5 and 10 slots among