Faculty & Staff News

Professor Awarded for Prehistoric Rock Art Research

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Jan Simek has spent decades trekking for miles in complete darkness, contorting his body to fit around rocks, and navigating down muddy and stony slopes. The UT anthropology professor’s work has paid off in the form of big discoveries—and now a big award.

UT Humanities Center Lecture to Focus on Famous Philosopher, Moral Theory

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For centuries, philosophers have studied why people do the things that they do, with many basing their studies on Immanuel Kant’s moral theory. Karl Ameriks, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about morality and autonomy on November 21 when he gives the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1210 in McClung Tower.

UT’s Final Pregame Showcase of the Season Goes Behind-the-Scenes

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Curious about how an actor gets into character? Kathleen Buckley, associate professor of theatre, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how actors break down a script at this week’s final Pregame Showcase before the Vols take on the Missouri Tigers.

Bryan Hilbert Named Coordinator of UT’s Disability Careers Office

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Bryan Hilbert is the new coordinator for UT’s Disability Careers Office. Hilbert assists students and alumni with disabilities by providing career planning and guidance. He previously served as a testing and assistive technology coordinator in the Office of Disability Services.

Have You Taken the Survey Yet?

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The 2014 Employee Engagement Survey is well underway and the UT Space Institute and UT Foundation are leading the state for participation rates.