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Research Week 2017: UT Music Student Finds Unique Tune in Grindcore Research

Musically speaking, Paul Royse, a senior from Knoxville in music theory and piano performance, is going where no one has gone before. His focus: grindcore, a genre of music fusing aspects of heavy metal and hardcore punk that originated in the mid-1980s but has been virtually absent in music research literature.

Education Grad Student Claims Top Honors in UT’s First 3MT Competition

Vincent Price, a doctoral student in education, claimed the top prize during the final round of UT’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition held last week as part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. The competition challenged master’s and doctoral students to present a compelling talk on their thesis or dissertation to an audience unfamiliar with the

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Sixth Annual Social Media Week Features Experts, Sports Personality

The sixth annual UT Social Media Week will kick off Monday, February 27, and continue through Thursday, March 2. All UT Social Media Week events are free and open to the public. Panel discussions—on topics ranging from politics to sports to crisis management to entertainment—will feature social professionals, many of them UT alumni, representing organizations

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Upcoming Deadlines for Chancellor’s Honors Award Nominations

Don’t forget to submit your materials for Torchbearer nominations due today. Other awards honored at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet also have upcoming nomination deadlines. The Excellence in Academic Outreach award is due February 24. Extraordinary Community Service faculty and staff nominations, Extraordinary Customer Service, and Extraordinary Service to the University awards are due February 28.

Longtime UT Employees Honored at Service Awards Luncheon

UT employees with at least 25 years of service were recognized this week at the university’s fall Service Awards Luncheon. Sixty-seven employees were honored for their continued contributions and loyalty to the University of Tennessee.

Summer Session Ideal for Employees’ Children

UT employees’ sons and daughters who come home from other colleges during summer can continue to work on their degrees by taking classes here. UT welcomes visiting students to take a class on campus, abroad, or online. Interested students should check with their home institution to ensure courses will transfer. To apply for the summer

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Office Story: The M&M Collector Who Doesn’t Like M&Ms

About her: Teresa Gheen is an administrative specialist for UT’s telephone services and networks warehouses located in the Communications Building and the Kingston Pike Building. She began working for UT in 2013. “I love working for UT because everyone is so nice, and they have been since the day I started,” she said. Her day

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Public Speaking Center Held Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Last Week

The new Public Speaking Center in Room 260 of the College of Communication and Information held its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, November 2. Funding to create the Public Speaking Center was provided in part by a gift from football great Peyton Manning, who graduated with his bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 1997 and received

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Veteran Resource Center to Host Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

UT’s Veteran Resource Center will celebrate the campus’s veterans and active duty service members by hosting a Veterans Day luncheon and launching a new monthly electronic newsletter. Students, faculty, and staff who are veterans or active military will receive invitations by email to the November 11 luncheon and should RSVP.