Daily Archives: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UT Family Pitches in to Build ‘Extreme Makeover’ Home for Local Couple

The UT Knoxville family has been pitching in to help build a home for a local couple, courtesy of the ABC-TV program ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’ UT staff and students joined hundreds of other area volunteers moving dirt, carrying concrete forms and building the walls of the house on Robinson Road in West Knoxville for Daniel and Mandy Watson and their three adopted children.

Professors’ Research Now Art Exhibit in McClung Museum

Science and art have collided at the Frank H. McClung Museum. A new exhibit called “Continents Collide: The Appalachians and the Himalayas” turns the research of Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Distinguished Scientist Robert Hatcher and Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Micah Jessup into a thing of beauty.

UT MBA Program to Host Open House for Prospective Students

The UT Knoxville full-time Master of Business Administration program will host an open house for prospective candidates from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, in the James A. Haslam II Business Building. Representatives of the seventeen-month program will present information on the structure of its integrated, team-based curriculum, the application and admissions process, financial aid, and career opportunities. Admission is free.

Conduct an Effective Performance Review

Formal performance reviews should be done annually. Employee and Organizational Development is offering a performance review training course to supervisors to learn how to conduct an effective performance reviews. The course will be offered many times between January and March. Supervisors only need to attend one session.

Fulbright Information Session January 30

Faculty and staff interested in participating in the Fulbright International Educational Exchange Program are invited to attend a meeting from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, January 30, in the Study Room of the International House.

Office of Multicultural Student Life Presents ‘Dis-Oriented,’ a Trio of Asian American Women

The Office of Multicultural Student Life is kickstarting 2012 with DISoriented, an evening of cultural indigestion, color-blindness, and inter-ethnic vertigo, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 , in the UC Auditorium. DISoriented features three Asian American women as they present dynamic, solo performances on how they are working to “DISorient” themselves from external stereotypes and internal expectations.

Spring 2012 Passports are Here

The Spring 2012 Ready for the World Passports have arrived and are ready for distribution. The Passport is a calendar and guide to many of the international and intercultural events taking place on campus and in the community through the end of the academic year. Faculty may request free Passports to distribute to classes.