Academic Changes and Updates 2004-2005

oThe College of Agriculture's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology will offer a new course, "Impact of Insects and Plant Diseases on Human Society," which satisfies the natural sciences component of the General Education requirements. The course will be in the brand-new Plant Biotech Building on the Ag campus.

oThe College of Architecture and Design will host the 2004 Annual Meeting South-East Chapter Society of Architectural Historians in the University Conference Center in October.

oThe College of Business Administration will hold The Academy of International Business - Southeast (USA) 2004 Annual Conference in Knoxville in November.

oThe College of Engineering will be making changes in the Engage program curriculum, establishing both higher admission standards for entering freshmen and creating research initiatives.

oThe College of Social Work will hold student orientation on Aug. 16 and 17. Its 4th annual homecoming gala will be Sept. 24.

oThe College of Veterinary Medicine will celebrate its 30th anniversary. One of the culminating events of the year-long celebration will be a dinner on Aug. 15 recognizing the original faculty and honoring the original dean. The school will also offer a new veterinary public health concentration in the masters of public health program.

oThe Department of Accounting and Information management will host the 29th annual Warren Clagle Accounting Day on Oct. 2, with Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt as the guest speaker.

oThe Department of Computer Science has changed the content of CS100. The course is now designed to provide a rigorous treatment of many concepts in computer science, introducing the students to the rich set of opportunities for applying these concepts in other disciplines. Both CS100 and CS102 satisfy the quantitative reasoning component of the general education requirement. The department is also developing an introductory 300-level course in computational science for students who are not CS majors.

oThe Department of History will launch a new graduate program, with a fully-staffed masters and doctorate program in German history.

oThe UT libraries will be administering a few policy changes. NetID logins are now implemented on most library computers. Food is allowed on the ground, first and second floors, with the exclusion of select rooms, and covered drinks are allowed in all areas of Hodges Library.

oThe Clarence Brown Theatre will celebrate its 30th anniversary as a professional theatre company with an Anniversary Gala on Sept. 12 at Club LeConte.