Counting on the generosity of Volunteers, UT’s second annual Big Orange Give kicks off Homecoming Week and seeks to raise $500,000 in five days. The campaign has doubled its goal from last year’s successful effort, which involved more than 1,630 alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students pledging a total of $250,105 online.
A Newbery Honor–winning author will visit UT on October 6 to discuss his young adult nonfiction book about the development of the atomic bomb.
Charles Darwin hypothesized that species could cross oceans and other vast distances on vegetation rafts, icebergs, or the plumage of birds. Though many were skeptical of Darwin’s idea, a new study suggests that he might have been correct.
UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has been elected chair of the board of the International Fertilizer Development Center, a global research effort to develop and commercialize clean, environmentally sustainable, cost-effective, and renewable fertilizers for the developing world. He will serve a three-year term. Cheek has served on the IFDC board of directors since June 2012.
UT Recycling has stepped up its efforts to move toward its goal of “Zero Waste Game Days” at Neyland Stadium. Its goal for the 2014 football season was to divert at least 50 percent of the game day waste from landfills. After the first two home games, the unit has met this goal by sending
The strong link between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT will be on display Friday, as the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL welcomes UT students and faculty from the College of Engineering.
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees will meet Thursday and Friday, October 2 and 3, in the Hollingsworth Auditorium on the Institute of Agriculture campus.
Five finalists for the position of dean of the College of Law will visit campus over the next two weeks. As part of their visits, each candidate will lead a public forum for the campus community and respond to questions following their presentation.