Faculty & Staff News

Kit Named Interim Director of Career Services

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Stephanie Kit has been named the interim director of Career Services. She previously served as the associate director of the office for more than sixteen years. In her new role, Kit will lead the Career Services staff in working with students through a range of career development offerings and with employers through recruitment services.

Professor’s Book Reveals How Sportswriters Helped Create Baseball ‘Heroes’

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Baseball, the great American pastime, has given us plenty of memorable figures. In Inventing Baseball Heroes, Assistant Professor Amber Roessner of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media—a former sportswriter—examines how some sports journalists compromised their journalistic ethics to help make American heroes out of two of baseball’s most enduring personalities, Detroit Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb and New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson.

UT Researchers Use Computers for Drug Research

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UT researchers are using supercomputing to simulate the interactions of drug compounds and proteins in the body. The computers allow them to rapidly collect and analyze data which could make medicine cheaper, find new uses for existing drugs, and enhance the understanding of a drug’s potential side effects.

Students Training for Computing Event

Some very computer-savvy UT and area high school students are training with UT faculty mentors for the Student Cluster Competition, which is part of the SC14 conference, the world’s largest high-performance computing event.

Manning Presents Scholarships to Two Freshmen

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Denver Broncos quarterback and Vols legend Peyton Manning was on campus Monday to present the Peyton Manning Scholarship to incoming freshman Haslam Scholars Stephen Alexander “Alex” Crockett and Cody Sain. The Peyton Manning Scholarship program is now in its seventeenth year and has benefited 21 students. It is now awarded annually to two incoming Haslam Scholars.

Register Alternative Vehicles with Parking and Transit Services

The campus’s Traffic and Parking Authority recently approved a revised Alternative Vehicle Policy effective July 1. This policy covers the operations of golf carts, utility vehicles, and similar vehicles and requires them to display a permit. The permit is free, will not expire, and can be easily obtained from UT Parking and Transit Services.

OIT Offers Sneak Peek of the New MyUTK Portal

On July 1, the Office of Information Technology will launch an all-new version of the MyUTK portal. The redesigned portal is clean and simple to use and offers enhanced functionality for students, faculty, and staff.