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Research Week

Research Week 2017

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are pleased to sponsor the 8th annual Research Week April 17 – 21.  This week celebrates and highlights undergraduate research and creative activities that take place across campus. We hope to see you at one of the many events and activities happening this week.

Events and Activities will be posted as they are scheduled so check back often.

Week-Long Events

Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA)
April 17-21; Hodges Library

The University of Tennessee offers undergraduates the opportunity to reach beyond the classroom to pursue the excitement of original research and creative projects. Every spring, the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Research & Engagement organizes the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) — a multi-day exhibition and performance event for students. See the full schedule of events for the 21st EURēCA at

Campus-wide Rube Goldberg Challenge

We want to see your school spirit in machine form! Bring your funniest, wackiest, and zaniest ideas to complete this Rube Goldberg-like challenge. Not sure what a Rube Goldberg is? Read more…

The campus finals will be Thursday, April 20 at Noon in the Hodges Library Commons.

Research Photo Contest



Campus Lab Tours



Daily Events

Research Week Kickoff

Monday, April 17, 4:30 pm; Hodges Library

Join us as we kick off the 21st annual EURēCA competition and the 8th annual Research Week in Hodges Library.


Baker Café: Climate Change & Social Justice

Tuesday, April 18, 1-2 pm, Baker Center

Join the Baker Center for another fun-filled Baker Café entitled “Climate Change & Social Justice.” The discussion will be led by Dr. Lisa Reyes Mason, Asst. Professor in UT’s College of Social Work. More information about the lecture can be found at Event is free & open to the public!


UT Jazz Big Band Concert

Tuesday, April 18, 8 pm, Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Ensemble concert by UT Jazz. Visit for more information.


Distinguished Global Security Lecture: U.S.-Turkey Relationship: A Troubled Alliance?

Wednesday, April 19, 3-4 pm, Baker Center

The Baker Center presents Dr. Bulent Aliriza from the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C. Visit for more information.


2017 Milton Klein Lecture in History

Thursday, April 20, 3:30-5 pm, Baker Center

Dr. Greg Grandin will give a talk entitled “The Empire of Necessity: Slavery in Herman Melville’s America.” A books signing and reception will follow the lecture. Dr. Grandin is the author of a number of prize-winning books. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award. His lecture will be based on his recent book The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, which won the Bancroft Prize in American History. This event is free and open to the public.


EURēCA Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 20, 6 pm, McClung Museum Auditorium

Come celebrate the participants of the EURēCA event as we announce the winners.


EEB Seminar: Rachel Fovargue, UT

Friday, April 21, 3:30-4:45 pm, SERF Room 307

Rachel is a NSF Graduate Fellow and PhD candidate at University of Tennessee Knoxville, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her research is focused on conservation planning decisions  across marine and terrestrial ecosystems


UT Opera Theatre presents Ward’s The Crucible

Friday, April 21, 8 pm, Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay Street

Join the UT Opera Theatre for a performance of Ward’s The Crucible at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students with school ID and youth 18 and under. Visit the events site for more information.

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