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MicNite Videos Now Posted for Viewing

Did you miss this fall’s Mic/Nite? The presentations are now posted online. Mic/Nite is hosted twice a year by the Office of the Provost. It is a “Pecha-Kucha Powered” social gathering designed to enhance the intellectual, interdisciplinary, and cultural life of the faculty and staff at UT Knoxville. Presenters show and discuss 20 images for

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Institute of Agriculture Interviews Underway

On-campus interviews in the search for the next chancellor to lead the UT Institute of Agriculture began yesterday and continue through December 9. Finalists will visit Knoxville, Columbia, and Jackson for meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. UT Institute of Agriculture Interim Chancellor Tim Cross is the first finalist to participate in

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Ways You Can Help Sevier County Fire Victims and First Responders

Earlier this week, thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in Sevier County as fire spread throughout Gatlinburg and the surrounding area. Monetary Donations The American Red Cross is accepting monetary donations for evacuees and first responders of the fire in Sevier County. You can make a $10 donation by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999. Additionally, the Dollywood

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11-Year-Old Stroke Survivor Teaches Nursing Class at UT

Lily Bennett with UT nursing students.

Eleven-year-old Lily Bennett has minimal use of her right hand and walks with a leg brace, but that doesn’t stop her from dancing, singing, and playing piano. On November 22, she taught a class at the College of Nursing to tell students about her stroke, living with cerebral palsy, and how future health care providers can better understand the needs of pediatric patients with disabilities.

Beverly Davenport Named UT Knoxville Chancellor

Beverly J. Davenport has been selected by University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro to serve as the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. DiPietro will recommend Davenport’s appointment to the UT Board of Trustees in a special meeting Dec. 15 in Nashville. Pending board approval, Davenport will join UT Knoxville on March 1,

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RSVP Now for December 1 Faculty Pub at Club LeConte

The final Faculty Pub of the fall semester will be held December 1 at Club LeConte, 800 South Gay Street. All faculty are invited to attend the pub, which will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. RSVPs are needed by Wednesday, November 23.

UT Launching More User-Friendly Version of Mobile App

Students will more easily be able to access the things they need to do while on campus or on-the-go with the newest version of the Tennessee app. The app has been redesigned from the ground up with a completely new look along with many new features and functions.

Big Orange Friday: Support VOLstarter Projects Today

Whether it’s helping architecture and design students with a project in Haiti, helping the Body Farm purchase needed vehicles, or providing meal assistance to students in need, VOLstarter allows your Big Orange Give gift to support specific student projects. Read about the VOLstarter projects seeking funds and learn more about the campaign at the Big

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50 Years Later The Rock Serves as Centerpiece of Expression

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For 50 years, the Rock—a 97.5-ton hunk of Knox dolomite stone—has served as an iconic campus symbol. Most every day, and sometimes multiple times a day, individuals and groups paint the surface of the Rock, which sits at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street, to express opinions, offer congratulations, and share other messages. These messages are seen by thousands each day who come to campus for classes or to visit.