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.
4/23/14 12:14 pm •
Manufacturing is gaining momentum nationwide, creating jobs, and it is expected to grow faster than the overall US economy, according to the latest quarterly economic forecast from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. The College of Business Administration recognizes this game-changing resurgence and is using its supply chain and manufacturing expertise to shape the industry and inspire change. UT will host the inaugural Executive Summit for Manufacturing Leaders on May 2 in the James A. Haslam II Business Building.
4/23/14 11:39 am •
A group of Facilities Services workers are getting an opportunity to sharpen their English skills thanks to a free program offered by the English Language Institute. The class, which began in January, meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Four faculty from ELI volunteered to teach the class on a rotating basis, and about nine facilities staffers, all of whom speak English as a second language, have stuck with the course. The final class of the semester is Friday, April 25.
4/23/14 11:04 am •
Pete Claussen, founder and CEO of Gulf and Ohio Railways Inc. and Knoxville Locomotive Works, will present “Green Locomotives” on Friday at this semester’s final Science Forum. The weekly brown-bag lunch series allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public in a conversational presentation. The Science Forum begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena. It is free and open to the public.
4/23/14 10:14 am •
The administrator who has ensured ethical treatment for people who are the subjects of UT research projects is stepping away from that responsibility after almost a quarter century. Brenda Lawson, compliance officer for the Office of Research and Engagement, will retire on June 30. A reception in her honor will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center Executive Dining Room. Lawson, who has administered the university’s Institutional Review Board, joined the research office in May 1991 as an assistant to the university’s compliance coordinator.
4/22/14 4:49 pm •
A portion of Circle Drive on the Hill will be closed to traffic early in the morning of Saturday, April 26, as workers transport roofing materials for Dabney-Buehler Hall. The road will be closed east of Ayres Hall, with the western portion converted to two-way traffic to allow accessible parking and deliveries on the Hill.
4/22/14 3:28 pm •
Two principals from Sevier County and Davidson County, respectively, are the latest recipients of awards that recognize outstanding education leaders in the state. Benjamin T. Clabo, principal of Pigeon Forge High School in Sevier County, is the recipient of the University Council for Educational Administration Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. J. Terry Shrader, principal at Hillsboro High School in Davidson County, has received the William J. and Lucille H. Field Award for Excellence in Secondary Principalship for the State of Tennessee.
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