Homecoming stands out as the greatest orange-and-white celebration on the UT calendar. This year’s Homecoming activities culminate with students, faculty, staff, and alumni coming together for Saturday’s game against the Auburn Tigers. Monday, November 4 Soapbox Derby: The Soapbox Derby race will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will take place along Volunteer Boulevard by the
For almost five years, UT students and faculty have been working with city and county officials, the community, and members of the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville. At 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, they will celebrate the progress of a new “Community Passage,” 1,000 linear feet
In WUOT’s The Method series, Christine Jessel speaks to Jamie Adcock, professor emeritus in chemistry, about the science behind moonshine. To listen to the full story, visit WUOT’s website.
The Swingle Singers, an internationally acclaimed a cappella vocal group known for pushing the boundaries of the human voice, will perform on campus Sunday, November 3. The 6:00 p.m. concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. The groups sing folk ballads, funk jams, fugues, opera, jazz, and pop.
Andrew Steen, a research assistant professor in microbiology, has his feet back on dry land after spending a week at sea with thirteen other scientists. Steen was chosen to be part of the scientific crew of the research ship R/V Endeavor on a cruise that aims to train the next generation of seagoing scientists to
Two environmental advances—a new source of lumber for construction and efficient breakdown of plastic mulch—are closer to becoming reality, thanks to the work of two student-professor teams from UT. The projects are being funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity, and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants.
Alabama lampmussels—once thought to be extinct—are the topic of discussion at this week’s Science Forum. Gerry Dinkins, of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, will present “Rediscovery of the Nearly Extinct Alabama Lampmussel in the Emory River” on Friday, November 1. The presentation will begin at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Last year UT Knoxville Parking and Transit Services Assistant Director Wayne Shannon was skeptical about the university’s new flexible spending account (FSA) program but decided to give it a try. Now he says he’s spent minimal time and effort setting up the account in comparison to the savings and convenience the program has offered his
When John was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he never would have imagined he would be alive to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Twenty-three years later, the Oak Ridge resident views his life with a sense of appreciation and perspective. John is one of five East Tennesseans featured on a new WUOT special, “I’m Still Here: