The Office of the Chancellor is issuing a call for entries from students who would like to speak at the fall 2013 commencement ceremony. The selected student must be receiving a bachelor’s degree in the fall 2013 semester. A committee of students, faculty, and staff will review the submissions and recommend finalists to the chancellor.
Comparative literature scholar Catherine Brown of the University of Michigan will be on campus to deliver the tenth annual Riggsby Lecture on medieval Mediterranean history and culture. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at the Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library. It is free and open to the public.
Diners at Ready for the World Café will continue their delectable travels to the Far East with a taste of Japan on Thursday, November 7. The lunch consists of tempura prawns and vegetables, sushi, and red bean ice cream. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.
The campus kicks off an ambitious online giving campaign today. The Big Orange Give aims to raise $125,000 in 125 hours to aid the university on its journey to become a Top 25 public research university. The campaign begins at 4:00 p.m. today and ends at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9. The campaign will
Jefferson Chapman, director of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, talks about a really big idea–the addition of a “big,” 2,400-pound, twenty-four-foot-long bronze skeleton of an Edmontosaurus annectens, a hadrosaur (or duck-billed) dinosaur to the museum.
This year’s Homecoming festivities will be a family affair. Little Vols ages ten and under are invited to don their orange and white to march in the Homecoming parade on Friday, November 8, and then enjoy crafts and treats with alumna Carol Aebersold, creator of Elf on the Shelf.
The Knoxville Focus has featured the efforts of architecture students and faculty members to rehabilitate two historically and culturally important cemeteries in East Knoxville. Read the full story here.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured five UT graduate architecture students who won a national competition for their design of an energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity house that is also accessible to people with disabilities. Read the full story here.