Students, faculty, and staff from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, commemorated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a number of events on campus and in Knoxville over the weekend.
UT students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the local community, are encouraged to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series presented by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UT’s Haslam College of Business.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will open the new temporary exhibition Visions of the End from January 31 through May 10.
UT System Interim President Randy Boyd announced today that he is appointing a task force to help implement a new 12-week parental leave policy. Boyd said the goal is to have a new policy in place by July 1.
Two employees whose lives have been changed by organ donation joined Chancellor Donde Plowman and UT System Interim President Randy Boyd as Boyd signed the new Laura McGinnis Policy on Organ Donation.
Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student startups were named to the national Student Startup Madness (SSM) pitch competition. Andy’s Beekeeping was selected for the competition’s semifinal round. Digital publication Abled Magazine was named in the competition’s initial round. Both companies were chosen from applicants representing 54 universities and colleges nationwide.
The partnership centers on developing lighter vehicle components made from composite materials and innovative methods of electrifying vehicles.
New population estimates show Tennessee still is the 16th most populous state, but it’s now within 63,000 people of 15th-ranked Massachusetts.
For the second year in a row, full-time University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty and staff have reached a 99 percent completion rate for Title IX mandatory reporter training.
The fall 2019 dean’s list has been posted online.
UT has committed to diverting half of its waste from landfills by 2030 as part of a larger goal of becoming a zero waste institution. This will be a significant increase in the diversion rate; the 2018 rate was 33 percent.
Chancellor Donde Plowman and Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement Tyvi Small invite all students, faculty, and staff to a series of events to commemorate King’s legacy.