4/15/14 10:58 am •
Four students who spent two weeks in Croatia in March produced a thirty-minute program while they were abroad. It will air on WBIR on Easter Sunday, April 20. The program will be part of the UT TODAY show that airs at 11:30 a.m. The students’ trip was part of an exchange funded by a US State Department grant and led by Professor Sam Swan.
4/17/14 2:29 pm •
The most comprehensive bibliography of sources related to the Great Smoky Mountains is now available for purchase from the University of Tennessee Press. Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544-1934, is the culmination of fifteen years of research. It catalogs printed material on the Great Smoky Mountains from the earliest map documenting the De Soto expedition in the sixteenth century to writings that were instrumental in the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
4/17/14 2:10 pm •
Haleh Esfandiari, founder and director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will give the Distinguished Global Security Lecture on Monday, April 21, at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Free and open to the public, her talk—”Iran: Defender or Disrupter of Regional Security?”—will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium.
4/17/14 12:15 pm •
UT supporters will have the chance to play golf with some well-known names while raising money for scholarships benefiting African-American students. The eleventh annual Alex Haley Scholarship Benefit Auction and Celebrity Golf Tournament takes place Sunday and Monday, May 4 and 5. A reception and auction will take place on Sunday at the Marriott Hotel ballroom in downtown Knoxville. Former UT lettermen will team up with golfers at Monday’s golf tournament at Gettysvue Polo, Golf, and Country Club, and the winning team will represent UT at the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at Pinehurst.
4/17/14 11:53 am •
The Ready for the World Café will continue its edible expedition with a taste of Thailand on Tuesday, April 22. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the UT Visitors Center. Lunch will consist of a papaya salad with shrimp, green curry beef, sweet and sour fish, and coconut pumpkin custard. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.
4/17/14 10:32 am •
The UT Humanities Center has announced its third class of fellows for fall 2014. The faculty and graduate student fellowship recipients will be afforded a full year in the Humanities Center to pursue their respective research projects. “The humanities are crucial to our development as thoughtful citizens capable of thinking critically in an ever increasingly complex world. Our knowledge of our historical traditions is an indispensable guide to an enlightened future,” said Thomas Heffernan, director of the Humanities Center.
4/17/14 9:47 am •
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is hosting a Spring Thank You Lunch for campus employees from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Thompson-Boling Arena. UT employees who responded to the last employee engagement survey asked for more opportunities to see and hear directly from their campus or institute leader. A casual lunch to wrap up the semester will be served buffet style on the ground level of the arena. Employees may RSVP online.
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