UT students will volunteer in five communities during next week’s spring break. This semester’s Alternative Break trips will round out the 188th trip in the program’s history. Seventy-seven students and staff members will depart campus Sunday, March 12, and return Saturday, March 18. The program is coordinated through UT’s Center for Leadership and Service. Student
The US government has indicated that premium processing for H1B employees will be suspended for a period of six months beginning April 3. This is an effort to clear a back log of immigration processing.
UT presents its 70th annual Student Art Competition featuring work from students in the School of Art this spring. The exhibit began on February 28 and will remain on display through March 19 in the Ewing Gallery in the Art and Architecture Building. The Daily Times reported on the exhibition opening and award ceremony, which
Bradley Hininger, UT graduate student of geography, recently wrote a column featured in the Tennessean that explains the reasoning behind students’ protest of the recent election.
In February, the School of Music honored Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy award-winning artist Jennifer Higdon during a four-day event. Several local outlets covered the event.
For the most part, adjusting our clocks an hour ahead—as we will do this weekend—comes as good news: it is a welcome change from the long, dark winter.
In an orange sea of instruments and people, pinpointing one voice in the crowd is near impossible. Take away the stadium, the fans and the marching band, and you’ve got the UT Singers. WVLT-TV Channel 8 recently caught up with the students that comprise the UT Singers.
The well-substantiated racial differences in research support are yet another hurdle that scholars of color face—one that sets many of us behind. Victor Ray, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, argues this notion in a recent Inside Higher Ed piece.
Musicians celebrated Black History Month at UT with a musical tour through African-American history in February. The School of Music hosted the event, which was featured by WATE-TV Channel 6.
In a recent feature of OZY’s special series, High School, Disrupted, the discussion surrounds the topic of building monuments in honor of high school teachers. The publication interviewed UT’s Alderman about the stories statues and monuments communicate.
De Ann Pendry, UT senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, weighed in on the beneficial impact that children of immigrants has on the US economy. “There are 750,000 young people that are now able to go to work go to college. They’re all contributing to the economy,” Pendry told WBIR-TV Channel 10.
One Martian volcano may have erupted for at least 2 billion years, according to new research. The most recent study has long suggested that big volcanic centers on Mars, such as Tharsis and Elysium, could have formed as long ago as 3 or 4 billion years ago, says Harry “Hap” McSween, a geoscientist at UT