Tennessee Alumnus

Cone Zone

Visiting campus and wanting to know the latest on road closures and construction? Check out UT Knoxville’s conezone.utk.edu. It has a live webcam showing the work on the old University Center to build the new Student Union. The website also shows the status of a new residence hall going up between Hess Hall and Presidential Court.

Civil Rights Movement

To learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s, students took to the road last summer to visit the scenes of important events of the era. History professor Cynthia Fleming took students on tours to Atlanta; Montgomery, Ala.; Selma, Ala.; and Birmingham, Ala. Fleming plans to retire soon after 30 years at UT Knoxville, and these students may have been the last to go on the road with her.

Global Network

Did you know UT Knoxville is the U.S. base for a special high-speed Internet that connects thousands of universities and laboratories across the world? Egypt is one of the newest countries to be linked to Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (GLORIAD).

Zen at the Museum

The Frank H. McClung Museum is one of only 13 museums in the state accredited by the American Association of Museums, the highest national honor for a museum. The museum has been accredited since 1972 and received its fifth accreditation earlier this year. A new exhibit opening this fall is “Zen Buddhism and the Arts of Japan,” which runs from Sept. 15 to Dec. 31. For more information, visit http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/.