UT Knoxville provided specimens and expertise to an exhibition within the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History which has been awarded one of the Secretary’s of Research Prizes for 2010.
UT Knoxville has named two faculty members as new recipients of the James R. Cox Professorship. Beauvais Lyons, professor in the School of Art, and Gary McCracken, professor in ecology and evolutionary biology and director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology, will hold the honor for three years.
This News Sentinel article reports on the recent UT event honoring the life of Horace Kephart, a figure instrumental to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. UT Libraries hosted the event, which also celebrated the university’s acquisition of a significant collection of letters, photographs, newspaper clippings and other records of Kephart’s life.
Dixie Thompson and David Bassett, both professors in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies at UT Knoxville, were among eight U.S. and two international scholars recently inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology.
UT Knoxville’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 800 will celebrate Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11, by participating in the city’s annual parade, seeing two of its members honored at a military luncheon and listening to a lecture by a Tennessee veteran who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for nearly six years.
This WBIR story features the renovation of UT’s iconic building, Ayres Hall, built in 1921. Ayres Hall now has a front patio, marble walls and clocks on its bell tower as was intended in 1921. The building will be one of the oldest structures to receive LEED certification.
The Torchbearer is now more welcoming, thanks to a ramp that has been installed at the iconic statue in Circle Park on the UT Knoxville, campus. The ramp allows for increased accessibility to the statue for those with limited mobility. The Torchbearer was erected 43 years ago and, until now, there was no way to