The University of Tennessee’s Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict is conducting research intended to improve educational success of refugees in the United States. Within the last 30 years, nearly three million refugees have resettled in the states. Last year 170 refugees were placed in Knoxville, and many were children in need [...]
Faculty and students alike heard the sound of a fire alarm during afternoon workshops at the 1st Annual Jazz Festival in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UT Campus, but it did not stop the musical fun for very long. A small camera had caught on fire on the upper floor of the Alumni Memorial [...]
The UT Economics Clubs teamed up with other UT organizations–including UT Recycling–in order to create a Power T “Fort Box” in Pedestrian Mall on Friday, February 21, as a visual representation of the national debt and economics. UT is one of the twenty-five universities whose Economics Club partook in the Up to Us campaign–a campaign which raises awareness to students about the uprising national debt and how it will affect us in the future. Up to Us club members such as Kayla McMurry and Carly Frensley put together an event in which students would come and create a Power T with over 5,000 cardboard boxes, representing the $17 trillion national debt. Both Ken Baker (senior lecturer) and Benjamin Compton (lecturer in the economics department) agree that it is important for the students’ generation to understand economically what is going on, and are impressed by the Up to UTK’s efforts to raise awareness to the national debt crisis.
On Thursday, Feb. 20 from 7p.m.- 9:30 p.m. the John XXIII Catholic Center was decked out in simple inexpensive decorations for a shabby chic prom event that raised money for the Feed One charity.The event was sponsored by Chi Alpha, a Christian fellowship group on UT’s campus. At the event there was music, dancing, a [...]
With nerves running high and the sounds of groups warming up, Saturday Feb. 8 in the Sandra G Powell Recital Hall parents and fans of a cappella joined together to watch the nine varsity vocal groups compete for a spot at the semi-finals. From Frozen’s Let It Go, to Eminem and the Backstreet Boys, diverse [...]
Donnie Smith, CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. in Arkansas, and his wife, Terry, have committed to give $3.2 million to the University of Tennessee, creating the Donald and Terry Smith Endowed Chair for International Sustainable Agriculture. Donnie Smith has been working with the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture for more than a year and shares the same [...]
Health experts at the University of Tennessee’s Dept. of Public Health advice everyone to be weary of the flu season and recommend vaccination as precaution.
On Sunday, Feb. 2 the Alumni Memorial Building’s Cox Auditorium was filled with many festive decorations to celebrate the year of horse for Chinese New Year. The festival featured dance, music, martial arts and general events that celebrated East Tennessee’s Chinese culture with a special guest performer acrobat Jui Feng Wei. A celebration with many traditional [...]
The University of Tennessee’s College of Arts and Sciences will be holding their first annual Sophomore Step-Up event at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Thompson-Boling Arena. The event is intended for all sophomores, both with declared and undeclared majors. Each department in the college will have a table and will be arranged by discipline: natural [...]
Y-12 Historian Ray Smith spoke at the second installment of the UT Science Forum about the history of Oak Ridge and the Y-12 Facility.
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