5/13/13 11:23 am •
More than 3,730 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees from the university last week. Thirteen ceremonies took place between Wednesday, May 8, and Saturday, May 11, and featured a wide variety of speakers imparting their wisdom to these newly-minted UT alumni. Tennessee Today has collected some of the words of wisdom shared by this year’s commencement speakers.
5/10/13 7:46 pm •
The university awarded renowned journalist John Seigenthaler an honorary doctorate today at the College of Law’s commencement ceremony. This event was a highlight of a full week of ceremonies, which conclude Saturday. More than 3,730 undergraduate and graduate students are receiving degrees this week. The College of Law ceremony also featured Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, who provided the keynote address.
5/17/13 9:26 am •
More than 1,200 student teams from forty-two states and fourteen countries will travel to UT next week for the Destination Imagination Global Finals. The competition will be held May 22 through 25. Destination Imagination, a nonprofit organization that provides learning opportunities to enrich the global community, will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary at Global Finals. This is the fourteenth year Knoxville has hosted the creative thinking and problem-solving competition for kindergarten through university-level students.
5/16/13 2:31 pm •
East Tennessee third through fifth graders who are struggling in reading will have the chance to improve their skills through a free summer tutoring program offered by UT. The program, which is also a research project, is geared toward children who have completed grades three through five but are reading below grade level. To be eligible, children must have received free or reduced-price lunch during the 2012-2013 school year.
5/16/13 9:10 am •
Paintings, sculptures, and graphics celebrating the timeless appeal of birds are the focus of a new exhibit that opens Saturday, May 25, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The touring exhibit, Birds in Art, runs through August 18. It features sixty works created in the past two years by artists from around the world.
5/15/13 2:34 pm •
On Monday, May 13, the University of Tennessee Police Department hosted a multiagency active shooter training exercise held at the Stokely Athletic Center on campus. Nearly 100 people from UTPD, the Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation participated. UTPD hosts exercises like these to prepare a response to a potentially violent situation on campus.
5/15/13 9:21 am •
Joel Reeves, who has served as interim assistant vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer for the university since 2011, has been named permanently to the position, effective immediately. As assistant vice chancellor and CIO for UT Knoxville, Reeves will oversee a 200-person information technology staff that supports campus infrastructure, enterprise applications, instructional technology, and client support.
- Supercomputing Research Shows Black Holes Impact Galaxies
- McClung Museum Offers Civil War Stroller Tour May 20
- PwC Sponsors Distinguished Speaker Series at UT Corporate Governance Center
- Students to Travel to Guatemala with Nourish International Chapter
- Kari Alldredge Named New Admissions Director
- UT Early Learning Center Invites Community to Garden Party May 16
- Students of First Architecture Design High School Camp Now UT Alumni
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