Faculty & Staff News

University Center Closing and Student Union Opening Schedule

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When you arrive back to school in August, you’ll notice a few changes around campus. The most noticeable project will be the first phase of the new Student Union, scheduled to open in early June. The first phase will feature the VolShop and VolTech stores, campus dining, and Career Services. The second phase will include additional campus dining, event and meeting spaces, and lounges, among other features.

Provost Announces Changes in Enrollment Services

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UT Admissions Director Kari Alldredge has been appointed to serve as interim associate vice provost for enrollment management. Allredge will begin her appointment on June 1 upon the retirement of Richard Bayer, assistant provost and director of enrollment services.

Dialect Coach Brings Characters’ Accents to Life

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Inflections and enunciations on stage can make or break a performance at the Clarence Brown Theatre. Abigail Langham’s work helps UT actors bring a character’s accent to life. Langham, assistant professor of vocal production in the Department of Theatre, is a trained actress and vocal coach who recently brought her talents to UT.

Jill Mikucki’s Antarctica study in the news

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Jill Mikucki, a microbiology assistant professor, was part of a team that detected extensive salty groundwater networks in Antarctica using a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system called SkyTEM. The hidden interconnected lakes could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. They also may provide the basis for future exploration of a subsurface habitat

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Facilities Services to Move to Sutherland Avenue in 2016

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An industrial complex at 2000 Sutherland Avenue will serve as the future home for the UT Facilities Services department. Formerly the site of Southeast Precast Corporation, and before that the Gray Knox Marble Company, the property’s 91,000-square-foot plant structure will house offices, warehouse space, workshops, and labs.