Faculty & Staff News

Introducing UT Market Place: A New Way to Purchase Office Supplies

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The Office of Procurement Services is launching a new e-procurement system. UT Market Place allows users to order office supplies from companies like Staples, American Paper and Twine, Grainger, Home Depot, and more using a single sign-in and shopping cart.

A Cappella Group Seeks Faculty Advisor

VOLT, a new co-ed a cappella group on campus, recently held auditions and fielded a group of thirteen performers. VOLT is seeking a faculty advisor who can promote communication and provide support, and is available to attend a few executive board meetings.

Faculty Pub to be Held at Tyson Alumni House on October 29, November 19

Because the university no longer has use of the third floor of the Boathouse for Faculty Pub, the event will run on an abbreviated schedule this fall. Faculty Pub will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. October 29 and November 19 at Tyson Alumni House, next to Hodges Library. Please send feedback on the new venue or suggestions for other venues to msfinnegan@utk.edu.

Icove is Quest Scholar of the Week

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David Icove, the UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was recently awarded one of the top honors in his field as he was chosen a fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Quest, the campus’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Icove as its Scholar of the Week.

Pregame Showcase Kicks Off September 12 in McClung Museum

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It’s football time in Tennessee and the kickoff of another game day tradition: the Pregame Showcase. Football fans are invited to hear from some of UT’s exceptional faculty during the twenty-sixth annual College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase, which begins Saturday, September 12.

College of Nursing Establishes Torchbearer Professorship

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Tami Wyatt, assistant dean of graduate programs in the College of Nursing and co-director of the Health Information Technology and Simulation Lab, has been named the first Torchbearer Professor in Nursing. This is the first endowed position in the college to be funded by private donations.

Retired Physics Professor John Quinn Named Chancellor Emeritus

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Physics Professor John Quinn, who served as chancellor of UT from 1989 to 1992 under then-president Lamar Alexander, has been named chancellor emeritus. Quinn recently retired after a fifty-seven-year career in academics, twenty-six years of which were spent at UT.