UT’s Baker Center will host a talk October 3 by alumnus Bill Haltom, a Memphis lawyer and author of a newly published book about Senator Baker.
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When the death of any UT Knoxville student occurs, whether it’s on or off campus, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Life coordinates the university’s response. Student Life staff members’ goal is to provide timely, caring assistance to the family and the campus community.
More jobs. An unemployment rate that’s trending down. Increasing personal income. Thanks to these gains, there is a positive ring to this fall’s Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook report prepared by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research. “Tennessee’s economic outlook is very similar to the national outlook, with moderate to strong growth expected for the second half of the year and a continuation of growth through 2015,” said Matt Murray, associate director of CBER, who directed the report.
For more than two decades Professor Rob Heller has been taking his advanced photojournalism students to LaFollette to photograph life in the small East Tennessee town.
The McClung Museum will be featured in the upcoming Antiques Roadshow episode “Knoxville, Hour 3,” which airs Monday, October 6, nationally on PBS and locally on East Tennessee PBS at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
A noted scholar of Middle Eastern politics will visit UT on Thursday, September 25, to present a public lecture about Muslim Brotherhood’s role in Egyptian politics.
Two UT students will travel to Boston later this month to participate in a conference led by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, featuring top political practitioners on bipartisan advocacy and campus political engagement.
Obesity touches the lives of more than one-third of American children and teenagers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at the obesity epidemic among adolescents and one program that’s trying to help. Sarah Colby, assistant professor of nutrition at UT, will speak at noon on Friday, September 26, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tuesday, September 23, is National Voter Registration Day and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and other UT organizations will be offering voter registration at several booths on campus. The Baker ambassadors and Baker Center Living and Learning Community will host a table in John C. Hodges Library, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where students can register to vote, get absentee ballot information, and find their polling locations.
The university-wide Sexual Assault and Misconduct Task Force has been appointed and will begin a series of meetings to examine the critical issues involved in creating a responsive and comprehensive sexual assault and misconduct policy. The task force members encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to attend their meetings and provide feedback about the university’s Interim Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence.