Representatives of Opryland, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, Kroger, and Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corp. will be UT Knoxville on Thursday, Feb. 5, to participate in a panel discussion about the economic outlook for the retail, hospitality and tourism industry. Free and open to the public, the Retail and Hospitality Economic Outlook Panel will be held from 12:45
UT Knoxville has named George Pharr as the new director of the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM). Pharr, a UT Knoxville chancellor’s professor and head of the department of materials science and engineering, has served as the institute’s deputy director for two years.
Economic conditions for the state and nation continue to deteriorate with no sign that improvement is coming soon. That, in a nutshell, is the gloomy forecast presented to Gov. Phil Bredesen in the 2009 Economic Report to the Governor, an annual report prepared by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at UT Knoxville.
Hubbard Street 2 Dance Company, an exciting company of dancers between the ages of 17 and 25 who perform a repertoire of works by some of the nation’s most promising young choreographers, will perform Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre.
If you enjoy dining at Ready for the World Café, you’re going to love its newest promotion. The cafe opened Monday for its 10-week spring semester run. This first week, diners will receive a “frequent dining” punch card which entitles them to a free lunch after buying five.
UT’s Employment and Organizational Development Office is offering training sessions in March and April on the topic “Coping with Downsizing and Job Loss.”
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured opinion pieces in its Feb. 1, 2009, issue from several viewpoints, discussing the university’s priorities, challenges and advantages. This piece by UT Knoxville Faculty Senate President John Nolt reminds everyone of the value of a university education and that although times are hard, maintaining quality education is of critical importance.