The community is invited to come enjoy some friendly competition and music on Saturday, as nine collegiate a cappella groups vie for the chance to advance to the national stage. UT will host the quarterfinal contest of the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella. The 7:00 p.m. event will be in the Sandra G. Powell
George Pharr, Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Joint Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named to the National Academy of Engineering. He becomes the fifth NAE member in UT’s College of Engineering.
February 12 marks the 205th birthday of Charles Darwin. Students will celebrate his life and breakthrough discoveries in evolutionary biology with “Darwin Day” February 10-12. The three-day event includes provocative brownbag lectures, a film series, a book cover design contest, a teachers’ workshop, and an art exhibit. All of the events are free and open
ARAMARK will be issuing UT Reward cards for faculty and staff from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Mabel’s in McCord Hall on the Agriculture campus. The cards give faculty and staff a 15 percent discount on regularly priced food and drink in most ARAMARK-run dining establishments on campus.
Marva Rudolph, associate vice chancellor and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, passed away last night. Marva was a recognized diversity professional who worked tirelessly to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UT.
All eyes turn to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics this week as athletes compete to take the gold. But what happens to the city and sporting facilities that have been built for the event once everyone returns home? It’s a question Scott Holladay, an assistant professor of economics at UT, has considered. He’s