Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Nate Kelly, associate professor in the department of political science, has the big idea of studying the politics of income inequality in the United States.
Dealing with the uncertainty and risk in the supply chain industry caused by the tough economic climate in Europe is a priority for supply chain leaders around the world. Executives gathered in Paris this summer to discuss best practices on addressing the situation during the European meeting of the Global Supply Chain Forum, organized by
The Today show will be live on campus Wednesday, and this is your chance to be seen on national TV! UT is one of six finalists in Today’s “Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Back to College” challenge. A Today reporter will be doing live segments from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday from the south
The number of uninsured Tennesseans has dropped to its lowest total since 2008, according to a UT study released today. The rate of uninsured children increased slightly from last year, however, going from 2.4 percent to 2.7 percent, the report states. These findings are included in “The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients 2012,”
For many students, studying abroad is something to dream about after their freshmen year. But one group of UT students studied abroad even before taking their first class on campus. Sixteen new first-year Chancellor’s Honors students studied ecotourism and sustainability in Costa Rica during summer 2012.
Those with a sweet tooth and a “hunger” for knowledge are invited to register for night classes at UT’s Culinary Institute. The fall 2012 baking series, which begins September 18, will include courses on breakfast pastries, cookies, pies, and tarts. The series will be led by Chef Heather Pennypacker, who formerly worked at Deerpark Restaurant
Do you know where to go when you must evacuate your building? What emergencies could cause an evacuation? This month is Emergency Preparedness Month and a good time to learn more about the campus’ safety resources. Facilities Services and the Office of Emergency Management have posted “Stay Sharp. Be Aware.” posters in most UT buildings.
The National Weather Service is now automatically warning people of dangerous weather and other emergencies via a special type of text messaging to cellphones. The messages are location-based and sent to people with smartphones capable of receiving the wireless emergency alerts through their carrier. It’s important to note that the NWS messages are different from