Faculty Appreciation Week is this week, and each day we’ll honor faculty with stories, videos, and special events. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Ideas.” Daily stories in Tennessee Today will profile faculty members who inspire their students through innovative teaching, an encouraging demeanor, passion for their subject, and contagious enthusiasm. Videos will feature students talking
The companion website to Torchbearer, the university’s magazine for alumni and friends, is faster, better, and more stylish than ever after its recent redesign. Refined categories, improved navigation, and more featured articles on the home page make finding interesting content easy—and with the new layout, this content can be enjoyed anywhere, from a desktop computer
Today’s elected officials could learn a lot from Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. Tennessee governors—sitting Governor Bill Haslam and his two predecessors, Phil Bredesen and Don Sundquist—concurred on this point Thursday when they met at the Baker Center for a discussion about civility, and the lack of it, in political discourse.
Jerry Morrow, former associate professor who taught classes in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media and the School of Advertising and Public Relations from 1984 until his retirement in 2005, died Monday, February 18.
Say “ciao” to some culinary delights as the Ready for the World Café stops in northern Italy on Thursday, February 28. In recognition of Faculty Appreciation Week, February 25 to March 1, faculty members attending this week’s Ready for the World Café will have the chance to win Rocky Top Institute items and café tickets.
UT Libraries has received a donation of books from the campus’s Confucius Institute partner university in China, Southeast University. Some of the books will become part of the UT Libraries collection, but there are enough to share with departments and faculty who can use them. The books, written in Chinese, include classic Chinese literature, books
Vol Compliments, a Facebook sensation sweeping across the campus, is a big idea that’s making the Internet a friendlier place for UT students. Vol Compliments is a Facebook page that posts nice and encouraging notes about students and others in the UT community. Here is how it works: Anyone can send his or her compliments