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.
It’s football time in Tennessee and the kickoff of another game day tradition: the Pregame Showcase. Football fans are invited to hear from some of UT’s exceptional faculty during the twenty-sixth annual College of Arts and Sciences Pregame Showcase, which begins Saturday, September 12.
Tami Wyatt, assistant dean of graduate programs in the College of Nursing and co-director of the Health Information Technology and Simulation Lab, has been named the first Torchbearer Professor in Nursing. This is the first endowed position in the college to be funded by private donations.
Physics Professor John Quinn, who served as chancellor of UT from 1989 to 1992 under then-president Lamar Alexander, has been named chancellor emeritus. Quinn recently retired after a fifty-seven-year career in academics, twenty-six years of which were spent at UT.