Posts By: Rebekah Winkler

Drawn from the McClung Museum Exhibition Opens January 22

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An innovative new exhibition featuring work by twenty-eight contemporary artists who produced original prints based on objects from the permanent collections of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture opens Thursday, January 22. By pairing selected objects with their related prints, Drawn from the McClung Museum examines how art, science and culture are perceived and interpreted in museums. The exhibition will run through May 24.

Lucal Named Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources

Mary-Lucal

Mary Lucal has been named interim assistant vice chancellor for human resources effective February 1. In her interim role, Lucal will provide leadership for the Knoxville campus HR team and continue the work of the HR Work Group. Assistant Vice Chancellor Dan Berryman recently announced his resignation effective January 30 to assume the role of vice chancellor of human resources for the Pima Community College District in Tucson, Arizona. A national search for a permanent replacement will begin in March.

UT Places Second Nationally in GameDay Recycling Challenge

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In addition to a bowl game win, UT finished the season ranked second nationally in the “Total Recycling” category of the 2014 national GameDay Recycling Challenge. The GameDay Recycling Challenge is a competition that invites universities nationwide to see which can produce the least amount of waste on campus during football games.

UT’s Sawhney Receives Top Honor from Industrial Engineering Group

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Rupy Sawhney, a mainstay in the College of Engineering, was recently awarded one of the highest honors a professor in his field can receive, the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society Outstanding Educator Award. Given annually by the society for “exceptional contributions” to that focus, the award recognized Sawhney for the years of dedication and innovation he has brought to the discipline.

McClung Museum’s Annual Civil War Lecture Series Starts January 18

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Knoxville’s Civil War era churches and cemeteries will be the topic of a lecture at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture on Sunday, January 18. The event kicks off the fifth annual McClung Museum Civil War Lecture series, which focuses on the places and people of the Civil War in East Tennessee.

In the News: Study Says Insure Tennessee Could Bring $1.14B to State

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A study from UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research says Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan, which would expand Medicaid in Tennessee, would bring more than a billion dollars of new spending to the state. “The immediate purpose of Insure Tennessee is to provide health insurance to Tennesseans,” the study says. “At the same time, the injection of additional federal dollars will yield significant spillover benefits to the state economy.”

Professor Uses Plantations to Examine Race in America

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As the nation pauses to recognize civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. next Monday, a UT professor is reflecting on the country’s racial history in a different way—by examining plantations.

Join the Faculty Pub this Spring

Make plans to attend the first Faculty Pub of the spring semester from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, at the Bridgeview Grill on the third floor of the UT boathouse on Neyland Drive.