Two great strategic minds go toe-to-toe in the university’s latest TV commercial. In the spot, UT scientist George Pharr squares off against Vol For Life Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Their chosen battlefield: a game of chess. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events. Broadcast networks allot thirty seconds of free promotion time for each school during games.
Area high school teachers will have the opportunity to learn best teaching practices on subjects ranging from ancient Chinese philosophy to the cultural impact of Alex Haley’s novel Roots at a half-day program hosted by UT’s history department on Saturday, September 26.
There are three tenure and promotion workshops scheduled this month. Faculty who are preparing for tenure and/or promotion are encouraged to attend a session that fits their schedule. The meetings will be located in the Frieson Black Cultural Center Rooms 102, 103, and 104 at 9:30-11:30 a.m. September 8; 1:30-3:00 p.m. September 9; and 10:00-11:30 a.m. September 14.
Everyone on campus plays a critical part in emergency preparation and response. In its role of coordinating the campus community, the Office of Emergency Management will be sharing information throughout September, National Emergency Preparedness Month, to prepare us to best handle dangerous situations. Severe weather is a common occurrence in East Tennessee. That familiarity makes it easy to forget how dangerous lightning, damaging winds, floods, and hail can be. Do you know how to protect yourself? Learn more at the campus Safety website.