Faculty & Staff News

Annual Chemical Inventory Submission Deadline is Approaching

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Have you updated your chemical inventory? The university’s effort to annually update the chemical inventory is now underway. Please ensure that your lab or workplace’s inventory of any hazardous materials is submitted to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety by Monday, March 2.

UT Study: Crocodiles Just Wanna Have Fun, Too

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Turns out we may have more in common with crocodiles than we’d ever dream. According to research by a UT psychology professor, crocodiles think surfing waves, playing ball, and going on piggyback rides are fun, too.

Campus Chest Exceeds 2014–15 Campaign Goal

Thanks and congratulations to the many students, faculty, and staff who helped the 2014–15 Campus Chest campaign exceed its goal. The Knoxville-area campaign raised $624,918, which is 101 percent of its goal of $620,000.

Faculty Appreciation Week is February 16–20

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To recognize and thank faculty, “trailblazers” is the theme of 2015 Faculty Appreciation Week, to be held February 16–20. The week will include several special events for faculty and staff, including specially priced tickets for the men’s basketball game on Saturday, February 14, and the women’s basketball game on Thursday, February 19.

Mark Dean Profiled by Engadget

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Engadget spoke to UT alumnus and current professor Mark Dean about computing, his role as a pioneer in the PC revolution with IBM, and about overcoming racism.

Strategic Planning “Refresh” Now Underway

Work is underway to refresh the Vol Vision/Journey to the Top 25 strategic plan. The campus will reviewing accomplishments, identifying areas where more progress is needed, and updating metrics of the Top 25 initiative.

Prestige, Conference Grow for UT’s Reliability and Maintainability Center

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As the detailed study of best practices within manufacturing has become more commonplace in recent years, the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT has stepped to the forefront as a well-respected hub of learning. The center has signed about 55 corporate partners and will host its nineteenth annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, MARCON, February 23–26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.