Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek was part of a small group meeting at the White House Tuesday where he and other higher education leaders shared their thoughts about education and economic policy and learned more about new national initiatives. Along with representing UT, Cheek was there in his role as a board member for the Association
A comic romp featuring a barber and outlandish hair will be the focus of the UT Opera Theatre’s fall performance. The Opera Theatre will present The Barber of Seville, Gioacchino Rossini’s two-act opera. Shows are set for Friday, November 15, Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17 at the Bijou Theatre, 803 Gay Street.
Schools that have more minority teachers have reduced minority teen pregnancy rates. That’s the finding of a new study done by Danielle Atkins, assistant professor of political science. Atkins collaborated on the study, which has been published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
The conservation of the eastern hellbender aquatic salamander and the changing role of zoos will be discussed at this week’s Science Forum. Phil Colclough, director of animal collections and conservation at Knoxville Zoological Gardens, will present “Eastern Hellbender Conservation and the New Role of Zoos” on at noon Friday, November 15, in Room C-D of
UT’s first Big Orange Give—a 125-hour online giving campaign—far exceeded its goals for fundraising and expanding its network of Big Orange donors. Held during homecoming week, the campaign doubled the $125,000 goal, raising $250,105 from more than 1,640 donors from all fifty states and abroad.
Name: Jim Dittrich Hometown: Alma, Wisconsin Job title: Director, University Center. I have overall responsibility for University Center facilities, services and space assigned to the Student Government Association, Student Activities, the Center for Leadership and Service, and others located in the center, with the exception of Volshop and Dining Services, which are separate departments. I also
The Knoxville News Sentinel has highlighted the UT Libraries’ new digital collection that showcases its holdings of Civil War documents. Selected letters and journals in the Digital Civil War Collection capture the perspectives and personal experiences of soldiers and civilians. One hundred fifty years ago this month, the bloody Battle of Fort Sanders was waged