Faculty & Staff News

Williams Shares History of Black Nuns in Blog Post

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In a post called “Dear Hollywood, It’s Time to Start Making Films About Real Black Nuns” for the website For Harriet, Shannen Dee Williams writes about the history of black women in the Catholic Church.

Lane Closure Set for Torchbearer Plaza Construction

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As part of the Torchbearer Plaza renovation project, the outside lane of eastbound Volunteer Boulevard will be closed from Lake Loudoun Boulevard to Peyton Manning Pass starting June 18 and continuing until mid-August.

Rentsch Appointed CCI Associate Dean for Academic Programs

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Joan Rentsch, professor of communication studies and director of the College of Communication and Information’s Integrative Organizational Research Laboratory, has been named the college’s new associate dean for academic programs. She will begin her new role on August 1.

Sections of Campus Greenways to Close This Summer

Sections of two City of Knoxville greenways that run through campus will be closed this summer as the Knoxville Utilities Board upgrades the area’s natural gas distribution system.

Advanced Composites Expert Named Newest UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair

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The position of UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as leaders in the manufacturing revolution has taken another bold step forward with the hiring of Uday Vaidya as the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing.

In the News: Anthropology Research Facility’s Outdoor Recovery Course

Twenty-four law enforcement personnel from thirteen agencies across the United States are taking part in a five-day outdoor recovery course this week at the Anthropology Research Facility. They are recovering human remains and learning how to obtain evidence from decomposed and buried bodies. The training will better prepare them for the range and variation of homicide scenes

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