Mary Lucal has been named associate vice chancellor for human resources. Lucal has been serving as the interim assistant vice chancellor since February and has worked for UT for nearly a decade.
The College of Engineering has become the first in the world to use a synthetic cadaver created by SynDaver Labs. The SynDaver Synthetic Human was originally designed as a surgical simulator and has become the most elaborate and sophisticated full-body synthetic cadaver on the market, finding a quick role in medical schools.
The Daily Beacon, UT’s student newspaper, is working to better serve readers with more online exclusive content about life in Knoxville and on campus. Visit the newly launched website then provide your feedback about the changes by completing a very short survey.
Microsoft is enabling the Office 365 Clutter feature for all UT accounts. Clutter is designed to move low-priority messages out of the inbox and into a Clutter folder, saving users time when scanning for important messages.
With the start of the academic year, nine new department heads have now taken their posts.
The Office of Procurement Services is launching a new e-procurement system. UT Market Place allows users to order office supplies from companies like Staples, American Paper and Twine, Grainger, Home Depot, and more using a single sign-in and shopping cart.
While Tennessee’s population growth this decade has been slower than anticipated, UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research projects the state’s population to reach 8.5 million by 2040.
VOLT, a new co-ed a cappella group on campus, recently held auditions and fielded a group of thirteen performers. VOLT is seeking a faculty advisor who can promote communication and provide support, and is available to attend a few executive board meetings.
Because the university no longer has use of the third floor of the Boathouse for Faculty Pub, the event will run on an abbreviated schedule this fall. Faculty Pub will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. October 29 and November 19 at Tyson Alumni House, next to Hodges Library. Please send feedback on the new venue or suggestions for other venues to email@example.com.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson will visit the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation in Knoxville.