The Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency for the Future, a special committee of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, is scheduled to meet Oct. 18 in Knoxville. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. EDT in the fourth floor conference room of Andy Holt Tower.
Jeffrey Kovac, professor of chemistry, has been appointed director of the Tennessee Science Olympiad State Tournament which will be held on campus on March 28, 2009. Kovac also serves as Director of the Tennessee Governor’s Schools for Science and Engineering. UT Knoxville has been sponsoring the Science Olympiad State Tournament since 1994.
It’s that time of year when everyone likes to get outdoors and enjoy fall’s magnificent colors. But just which tree is which? The University of Tennessee Arboretum has posted a guide to the area’s trees by leaf shape and color.
UT Knoxville’s 2008-2009 Campus Chest campaign has been extended for another week. The goal for this year’s campaign is $560,000. As of Monday, the Campus Chest campaign is at 97.7 percent of its goal with more than $547,000 being pledged so far.
Through a United Way grant UT Knoxville is helping former welfare recipients now working in health care move farther away from poverty. UT WAVE — which stands for Work Achievement Values Education — received a $200,000 Community Impact Venture grant this fall to administer a program called Learn to Earn.
Innovative approaches to peace building and development in Africa’s Great Lakes region will be the topic of a conference hosted by UT Knoxville on Oct. 16. The conference, “Conflict Transformation in Africa’s Great Lakes: Innovative and Creative Approaches,” will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the University Center’s Shiloh Room. A reception
The University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) is hosting 13 journalists from Eastern Europe as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. The radio and print journalists arrived Thursday and will be on campus until Oct. 15.
Knoxville television station WBIR reports on UT’s "Learn to Earn" program that helps low-income workers get better jobs. This story features UT Medical Center employee Kellie Griffin.
This story on Alternative Fall Break features UT Knoxville sophomore Catherine Skeens, who spent her fall break in Roanoke, Va., cleaning up a community center, working on a memorial garden, building a walking trail, and and sharing information about recycling.