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Strategic Planning “Refresh” Now Underway

Work is underway to refresh the Vol Vision/Journey to the Top 25 strategic plan. The campus will reviewing accomplishments, identifying areas where more progress is needed, and updating metrics of the Top 25 initiative.

2015 Life of the Mind Book Chosen

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The 2015–16 Life of the Mind book will be The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. It’s a fictional tale about two immigrant families—one from Mexico and one from Panama—who come to America in search of better lives.

Prestige, Conference Grow for UT’s Reliability and Maintainability Center


As the detailed study of best practices within manufacturing has become more commonplace in recent years, the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT has stepped to the forefront as a well-respected hub of learning. The center has signed about 55 corporate partners and will host its nineteenth annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, MARCON, February 23–26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Dean of Libraries Joins Tenn-Share Board


Steven Escar Smith, dean of UT Libraries, has been appointed to the executive board of Tenn-Share, the statewide library consortium. He will serve as a member and secretary to the board through 2016.

Memphis Mayor to Deliver Keynote at UT Law’s Fifteenth Blackshear Gala

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City of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton will deliver the keynote address at the fifteenth annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala, which recognizes and celebrates students and alumni who have positively impacted the UT College of Law through their commitment to diversity.