The university’s Board of Trustees approved proposals today to name or rename several buildings on the Knoxville campus. The trustees held their winter meeting on the UT Chattanooga campus. All of the names approved will honor families or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the university and its history. One of the names
A renowned journalist and an opera singer known as the voice of Sleeping Beauty will receive honorary degrees in May. The Board of Trustees today approved the degrees for Tennessee natives John Seigenthaler and Mary Costa. Seigenthaler will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree and speak at the College of Law commencement on May
First-Year Studies organizers know that freshmen—many of them living away from home for the first time—face many challenges, not all academic. That’s why, starting this fall, online learning activities about alcohol awareness and financial responsibility will be part of FYS 100, the credit/no-credit course all freshmen must take.
The Ready for the World Café will feature traditional cuisine of southern France on Thursday, March 7. The café, sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheons, and capacity is eighty diners. Cost will
The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with the chefs and owners of Bella Luna Restaurant, Donna Parang and Christin Love, about the UT professor who inspired them to pursue their dreams, the late John Antun. Before his death in July 2011 Antun served as associate professor for the university’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management
Get to know Gayle Baker and Thura Mack from the UT Libraries. It’s Baker’s job to stay current on electronic resources for faculty and students, and then make sure they know how to use them. Mack has been working in libraries since she was in high school, when she worked with an outreach librarian who
As part of Faculty Appreciation Week, meet Michelle Brown, Tom Burman, Witek Nazarewicz, and Althea Murphy-Price from the College of Arts and Sciences. Brown is an assistant professor of sociology, Burman is head of the Department of History, Nazarewicz is a professor of physics, and Murphy-Price is an assistant professor of art.
Steve Mangum begins serving today as the new dean of the College of Business Administration. He replaces Jan Williams, who retired on February 28 after more than twelve years as dean of the college and thirty-five years at the university. Before coming to UT, Mangum was senior associate dean at The Ohio State University Max