Posts By: Charles Primm

UT Students Encouraged to Enter ‘The Next MacGyver’ Contest

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The 1980s television program MacGyver sparked interest in science. The National Academy of Engineering is hoping it can serve as inspiration to a new generation, and is sponsoring a contest for ideas for a show that would feature a female engineer in the lead role. UT students—male or female, engineer or not—are encouraged to enter.

UT Economics Professor Tracks Trends in Senior Care Costs Nationwide

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The decision to move a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is often difficult—and made more stressful because of the expense. Matthew Harris, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has partnered with A Place for Mom, North America’s largest senior referral service, to produce an assisted living price index and to further academic research on how individuals can make choices about residential long-term care.

UT Recycling Offers Express E-Waste Disposal

Ever wonder what happened to all those old, boxy desktop computers, or the big grey cell phones with telescoping antennae? UT Recycling offers a way for faculty and staff to recycle everyday office e-waste such as small batteries, printer cartridges, and broken or outdated electronics.

Facilities Services to Host Sustainability Workshop April 21

Looking for tips to help you adopt more sustainable practices at home and work? Facilities Services is hosting a campus workshop, “Facilities Fundamentals: Everyday Sustainability for Home & Work,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the International House Great Room. The event is open to the public.

Cumberland Avenue Redesign Work Underway

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A two-year City of Knoxville project to reconstruct the Cumberland Avenue corridor through campus is underway. Motorists should anticipate closed lanes from West Volunteer Boulevard to Twenty-First Street to allow for a one-block tapering of traffic.

UT Business Analytics Forum to Address Digital Marketing Issues

The Haslam College of Business will host business analytics authorities from across the country to its semi-annual Business Analytics Forum April 20–21 in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center, 1502 West Cumberland Avenue.

Lifepoint Hospitals CAO Receives Accomplished Alumnus Award

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Mike Coggin, chief accounting officer of LifePoint Hospitals Inc., and a 1991 and 1992 graduate of UT’s Haslam College of Business, returned to campus Tuesday to talk with students and receive an Accomplished Alumnus Award.

UT Student Earns Princeton in Asia Fellowship to Work at Myanmar Newspaper

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R. J. Vogt, a Haslam Scholar and senior in the College Scholars program, has won a Princeton in Asia fellowship that will allow him to spend at least a year working at a bilingual newspaper in the country of Myanmar. Vogt, of Nashville will leave in August to work at the Myanmar Times, a weekly newspaper that is transitioning to a daily. He’ll be living in Yangon, the city formerly known as Rangoon.

Knoxville Campus Employee Survey Results Show Broad Improvements

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Employees of the Knoxville campus have improved their overall views about UT’s compensation and benefits, the competency of supervisors, and confidence in senior leadership. These are just some of the broad improvements in the 2014 Employee Engagement Survey results for the Knoxville campus.