With the academic year drawing to a close, and summer travels beckoning, it’s the perfect time for Smokey to make one final plea for help in completing his worldwide trek. To date, Smokey has visited all seven continents, 46 states and the District of Columbia. The only states he still needs to visit are Nebraska,
Jimmy G. Cheek will be formally installed as the seventh chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, at 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, in James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building. Hosted by acting UT President Jan Simek, the ceremony will include representatives of the faculty, students, Board of Trustees and administration.
Two hundred sixty-nine students at UT Knoxville have received the study-abroad scholarships funded by a new international education fee collected from undergraduates. Another 10 students have received funding for study-abroad projects from the McClure endowment. The students will use the fee-funded scholarships for mini-term, summer, fall and the 2009-2010 academic year.
William Bradley O’Dell — a first-generation college student who is graduating in May — has been accepted into the prestigious NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program to work on his doctorate in biochemistry at Cambridge and conduct research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.