A Month Full of Events

Bill Bass with alumni

Upcoming Events

Chapters across Tennessee and around the country are hosting great events throughout the month of October! Don’t miss out on the chance to connect with alumni in your area. Look at the list below and click on your chapter for more information.

October 15: Central Savannah River Area Alumni Chapter is hosting Dr. Michael Fitzgerald as he presents “Living in a Nuclear World.” The University of Tennessee and its partner, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are leading experts in nuclear safety and policy. Fitzgerald, a senior teaching fellow with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, will be sharing his insights.

October 20: St. Louis, Missouri Alumni Chapter is hosting Sam Jackson, research associate with the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station, to discuss the university’s new switchgrass initiative. This program, which is part of the UT’s larger Biofuels Initiative, will help position the university as a leader in the nation’s push toward energy independence.

October 22: Hamilton County Alumni Chapter is hosting “Art, Ale and Anthropology” featuring Dr. Bill Bass. A world-renowned forensic anthropologist, Bass founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility, aka “the Body Farm,” a quarter-century ago. Come and enjoy this lively presentation at one of Chattanooga’s premiere art galleries.

October 26: Henderson County Alumni Chapter AND
October 27: Weakley County and McNairy County Alumni Chapters will be hosting “Written in Bone,” featuring Joanna Hughes. Hughes is the first person to earn a bachelor’s degree in forensic art, an individualized program that she created through UT Knoxville’s College of Arts and Sciences. Hughes will share stories from past cases and also will discuss her recent contributions to “Written in Bone,” a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

October 27: Montgomery County Alumni Chapter will host Dr. Jan Simek, interim president of the University of Tennessee. Come learn about the state of the university and activities and highlights from all UT campuses including Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Martin, the Health Science Center in Memphis, the Space Institute in Tullahoma, and the statewide institutes of agriculture and public service.

October 27: Anderson County Alumni Chapter welcomes Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, the seventh chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Cheek will speak about activities on the Knoxville campus including challenges of funding, academic programs, and research activities.

For more information on alumni chapter events in your area visit the UTAA website.

Pictured above: Bill Bass (center, orange tie) with UT Alumni.

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