Vincent Carilli, current vice president for student affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, will be UT’s new vice chancellor for Student Life. He will begin on January 1, 2014. Carilli previously worked at UT as dean of students from 2000 to 2001 and as associate dean of students from 1998 to 2000.
Edward O. Wilson, who is considered the world’s leading authority on ants and the founder of sociobiology, will receive an honorary degree from UT at the Spring 2014 Commencement. The Board of Trustees on Friday approved plans to honor Wilson, who studied at UT for a short time in the 1950s, with an Honorary Doctor
He has been called the “Voice of the SEC,” one of the most powerful people in sports media, the “King of the South,” and the “Oprah Winfrey of college football.” Now, Paul Finebaum can be called a University of Tennessee accomplished alumnus. The 1978 political science graduate was honored with the Accomplished Alumni Award, which
Girl Rising, an innovative documentary at the heart of the campaign to educate girls and change the world, will be screened courtesy of the International House at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, in the University Center Auditorium. For guaranteed seating, attendees should be one of the first 300 people to reserve a ticket with
The National Science Foundation’s “News from the Field” and Inside HPC featured work done at then National Institute for Computational Sciences. The work is looking into using cellulase enzymes in the biomass in industrial processes to make biofuels. To read the full story, visit NSF’s website and Inside HPC‘s website.
Along with helping students gain a global perspective, study abroad experiences may give college students a particular kind of advantage in learning another language. Research by Harriet Bowden, an assistant professor of Spanish at UT, indicates that native-like brain processing of a second language is possible for university students.