Michael Strickland, founder and CEO of Bandit Lites Inc., the second-largest event lighting company in the world, has agreed to chair the annual giving campaign for the College of Business Administration at UT Knoxville. Strickland is a 1977 graduate of the college. The college’s annual giving program is part of the Campaign for Tennessee, the
The Access and Diversity Staff Retention Fund is taking a proactive role in helping UT employees expand their cultural awareness. The fund gives monetary assistance to any Knoxville-area system, Ag campus or UT Knoxville staff or faculty employee interested in attending a program on diversity. These programs include national seminars and conferences relating to diversity
This News Sentinel article focuses on the College of Architecture and Design’s efforts to incorporate environmental awareness into its curriculum and how sustainability has become a core around which the program is orienting itself.
Paul Davidson, an economics professor at UT and editor of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, is mentioned in this New York Times article about economist John Maynard Keynes and how several news books published recently re-examine the life and theories of the 20th century economist.
Larry McKay, head of UT Knoxville’s earth and planetary sciences department, will lead this week’s College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Faculty Showcase. The presentation focuses on McKay’s research of the movement of viruses and bacteria in groundwater and streams. McKay’s presentation, “Germs and Geology: Emerging Issues in Waterborne Pathogen Research,” will begin at 5
Jessica Waugh spends her days working as a librarian in the Chesterfield County Public Library in Richmond, Va. At night, she attends classes at UT Knoxville, where she is completing her master’s of science degree in information science and working on her thesis. She’s not racking up miles on her car, though. She’s merely logging
Ben Fitzpatrick, an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, recently published a paper about hybrid salamanders in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which became a feature story in the New York Times “Science” section. Fitzpatrick, an evolutionary biologist, works on the genetics of speciation with salamanders.QUEST, UT Knoxville’s comprehensive
This Knoxville News Sentinel article explores how the university is working to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and “make orange green.” Gordie Bennett, sustainability manager for UT Knoxville, explains how UT is taking a more in-depth approach, analyzing carbon dioxide emissions and creating a comprehensive plan for reducing its carbon footprint.
It’s time to submit your events, activities, speakers and programs for the spring semester Ready for the World Passport. Faculty, staff and students are urged to use an electronic form to quickly and easily provide information about events related to the international and intercultural initiative. Ready for the World “Passports” promote campus activities and initiatives.