Beginning Tuesday, April 29, graduating students will be sent on a mission through UT Knoxville’s social media accounts as part of the #UTgrad2014 Photo Challenge. We’ll ask students to take photos of themselves and/or their friends taking part in Tennessee traditions and other fun activities around campus in the days leading up to commencement. Anyone
Gary Pratt, an entrepreneur and chief executive officer of an internationally recognized health care nonprofit, has received the Accomplished Alumni Award from UT. The 1977 business administration graduate was honored during a UT visit to speak to new venture creation classes Thursday. Lee Patouillet, associate vice chancellor for alumni affairs, presented the award to Pratt.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has named UT Knoxville the top school in the Southeastern Conference in its Green Power Challenge. EPA’s Green Power Partnership tracked the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power usage in the nation for this academic year. In addition to being named SEC champs, UT was also ranked
Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford will receive an honorary doctorate during this semester’s commencement ceremonies. Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony on May 7. He headlines the list of accomplished speakers at this spring’s college ceremonies,
UT has been selected to compete in the EcoCAR 3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, continuing a tradition of extended participation in all but one competition series in the twenty-six-year history of AVTCs.
US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was on campus Friday to give the Baker Distinguished Lecture on Energy and the Environment. During a press conference and his lecture, Moniz praised the work happening at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will lead to clean-energy developments such as more fuel-efficient vehicles, advanced biofuels, and lower-cost batteries for
Last week, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Debora Baldwin, associate professor of psychology; Bruce MacLennan, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Anthony Nownes, professor of political science; and Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics, each received the Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award.