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UT to Host Free Conference on Census Data November 18

Bill Fox, director of UT's Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

National experts from the US Census Bureau will be in Knoxville next month to share information about the upcoming 2020 census as well as new data tools. The 2016 Data Users Conference, sponsored by UT’s Tennessee State Data Center, is set for 8:30 a.m., November 18 at the downtown Hilton Hotel, 501 West Church Avenue.

Board Votes to Name the John D. Tickle College of Engineering

(Left to right) UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, Tickle College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis, John D. Tickle and UT President Joe DiPietro stand together after the UT Board of Trustees approved the naming of the college of engineering in Tickle's honor on Oct. 14, 2016.

The UT Board of Trustees voted to name the College of Engineering for distinguished alumnus John D. Tickle. It marks the second time in the campus’s 222-year history that a college has been named for an alumnus and benefactor. Tickle, a 1965 industrial engineering graduate from Bristol, Tennessee, is chairman of the Strongwell Corporation.

Panel Discussion on the Politics in The Crucible Following October 16 Matinee

A panel discussion about the impact of Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible on political discussions at the time of its writing and today will take place in the Carousel Theatre following the Sunday, October 16 matinee. The discussion is free and open to the public. Discussing the play and its effect on recent and current

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UT Welcomes Fans, SEC Nation to Alabama Game Saturday

Pride of the Southland Band on the field in Neyland Stadium at UT Homecoming 2015. Photo by Caroline Knight.

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the football game against the top-ranked University of Alabama. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. CBS will televise the game. The SEC Network’s SEC Nation program will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ayres Hall.

SEC Awards UT Faculty Travel Funds

Nine UT professors have received funding for travel to other Southeastern Conference universities for this academic year. Now in its fifth year, the grant program provides support for selected faculty to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC institutions. More than 100 faculty members from all 14 SEC universities will receive funds this academic year.  The

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Tuesday is Deadline to Register to Vote; Baker Center to Host Early Voting October 31 – November 4

Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in the general election. For more information about registering to vote, visit http://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/register-vote Early voting begins October 19 and continues through November 3. The general election is set for November 8. The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will host early voting for all Knox County registered

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KLASS Center to Launch Postsecondary Autism Support Services Program

Brian Wilhoit, director of the KLASS Center.

UT’s Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center will soon accept applications for Postsecondary Autism Support Services, a new program developed to support the needs of UT students with autism spectrum disorders. The program will officially launch in fall 2017.

UT’s Papers of Andrew Jackson Publishes New Volume, Partners with Library of Congress

The year 1832 was pivotal in Andrew Jackson’s presidency. He defeated Henry Clay to secure a second term and launched the policies that came to define his administration and his legacy. These moments are among many captured in the latest volume of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, a UT project dedicated to transcribing and publishing the president’s entire written record.