The Center for Sustainable Business and Development will host the 2013 Leadership Summit on Sustainable Quality of Life from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, in the John C. Hodges Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. During the event, commissioners from state government will discuss sustainable transportation,
Four UT faculty members have been selected as fellows for the Southeastern Conference’s 2013–2014 Academic Leadership Development Program. UT’s fellows are Susan M. Benner, associate dean in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; Joanne M. Hall, professor in the College of Nursing; Veerle Keppens, associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of
Ruta Sepetys, who now lives in Nashville, is a former music industry executive and world traveler who has been knighted by the President of Lithuania. She’s also a best-selling author. Sepetys will be at UT on Tuesday, October 8, to talk about her two best-selling books for young adults. The event is free and open
Alash, a world-renowned Tuvan musical ensemble famous for throat-singing, will perform at UT on Tuesday, October 15. Tuvan throat singing is a unique practice where multiple pitches emanate simultaneously from a single performer’s voice.
Three UT professors are spanning the globe as Fulbright Scholars this year. Funded by the U.S. government, Fulbright Scholars are chosen based on their leadership and academic merits and their abilities to teach, conduct research, and contribute to solutions for shared international concerns.
There are buzzers, eliminations, and fierce competition. But there is no football, and certainly no calculators, in this bowl. The UT–Pro2Serve Math Contest, hosted by UT will award ten lucky and bright students $4,000 annual scholarships to UT.
The challenges facing the return of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata) will be discussed at the UT Science Forum, noon Friday in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Stacy Clark, a research forester with the US Forest Service, will present “American Chestnut Restoration: Can We Bring Back the Mighty Giant?”
This year marks the 175th year of engineering at UT, and the College of Engineering is marking the anniversary with a series of events that includes a gala and dedication of the John D. Tickle Engineering Building on Friday, Oct. 4. The Knoxville News Sentinel featured an overview of the college’s history. To read the
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture and the East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America will begin their annual lecture series on Tuesday, October 8, with a presentation by UT professors Erin Darby and Robert Darby, who will talk about their recent archaeological excavations at ‘Ayn Gharandal, Jordan.
UT alumnus and Strongwell Corp. founder John D. Tickle will help dedicate the new engineering building named in his honor, a state-of-the art and much-needed addition to UT’s fastest-growing college. The university community is invited to attend. The dedication will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 4 at the John D. Tickle Engineering