Invitation to Campus Memorial Service next Monday

Please join us for a special memorial service to honor the students, faculty, and staff we have lost in the past academic year. The service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, in the Humanities Amphitheater, across from Hodges Library on the Pedestrian Walkway. In the event of rain, the event will take place in the Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium.

Employee Survey Results to be Shared at March 24 Forum

The results from the 2014 Employee Engagement Survey are in, and we are looking forward to sharing an overview with the campus community. Please make plans to attend an open forum at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.

Manufacturing Center a Big Win for Tennessee

Chancellor Cheek standing next to 3D printed Shelby Cobra

The new $259 million public-private partnership places UT front and center in advanced composites manufacturing. President Obama delivered this great news himself by visiting a manufacturing center in Clinton, Tennessee. We join a new network that seeks to more closely align research and development resources with American manufacturing.

Governor Proposes Increased Funds for Education

We applaud Governor Haslam for making education a top priority in his budget proposal for fiscal 2015-2016. If approved by the General Assembly, UT Knoxville will receive additional operating dollars and funds for a new science and laboratory building.

E.O. Wilson Receives Honorary Degree

Two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson came back to campus in December to receive an honorary degree. He studied here in 1954 before transferring to Harvard University.

Kudos

Here’s a list of faculty, staff, and students who have made headlines for their accomplishments in recent months.

Partners in Making a Difference: UT is Now a Carnegie Engaged University

UT helps to make life better for communities just down the road and on the other side of the world through hundreds of service and outreach partnerships. Last month we received the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement classification granted by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement for Teaching.

Y-12 Partnership Sparks Innovation

Our collaboration with Y-12 National Security Complex gives students hands-on opportunities to solve real-world problems. The partnership has also yielded new innovations and patented technology.

Celebrate Faculty Appreciation Week

It’s Faculty Appreciation Week, and we’re highlighting the trailblazing work our faculty do in the classroom, research arena, and community.