Faculty & Staff News

VC for Diversity is Diamond Honoree

Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall has been selected as an ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation 2015 Diamond Honoree.

Engineers Day to Draw 1,700 to UT, Feature Address from Space Station

Astronauts Barry Wilmore, left, and Reid Wiseman set up their space suits and tools in the equipment lock of the Quest Airlock aboard the International Space Station on October 1. Wilmore earned his master’s in aviation systems from UT.

Competition, fun, and a little information will be on tap Thursday as some of the top high school students in East Tennessee come to UT for the College of Engineering’s annual Engineers Day. All undergraduate classes will be dismissed for the day so that UT faculty, staff and students can interact with the visitors, more than 1,700 of whom will be attending this year.

UT’s ONSF Makes Changes to Serve Growing Student Interest

UT’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships has made some changes to better serve the growing number of students interested in applying for major awards. In an effort to increase visibility and be more accessible, ONSF—which has its main office in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy—now has a satellite office in Hodges Library.

Play Date: Saturday’s UT Pregame Showcase to Focus on Importance of Play

Gordon Burghardt, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will be talking about the importance of play at this week’s Pregame Showcase prior to Saturday’s football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

UT Faculty Member Interviews Jimmy Carter for Upcoming Book

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Amber Roessner, an assistant professor of journalism and electronic media, interviewed former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The interview was for Roessner’s second book, tentatively titled Jimmy Who: Jimmy Carter and the Practice of Presidential Press and Promotion in the First Post-Watergate Election, due to be published by LSU Press in 2017.

Bring the Family to This Year’s VOLoween Event

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Faculty, staff, and their families are invited to attend the annual VOLoween event, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, at the Neyland-Thompson Center indoor practice field at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Johnny Majors Drive. There will be games and trick-or-treating fun for the entire family, sponsored by UT Athletics.

Chancellor Hosts Open Office Hours on October 28

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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek will hold open office hours from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28. Chancellor Cheek holds open office hours several times each semester to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to share ideas, thoughts, and questions.