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UT’s Kaplan Travels to Amsterdam for 400th Anniversary of Ets Haim Library

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Ets Haim library—the oldest Jewish library in the world—will celebrate its 400th anniversary with a symposium on November 24. Gregory Kaplan, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and a professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, will be among those attending this historic event in Amsterdam. He is a featured speaker for the symposium.

Big Orange Give Set to Raise $1 Million in Five Days November 14–18

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This year’s Big Orange Give—a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT—kicks off today and runs through Friday. “This year we again want to raise more than a million dollars. If Vol Nation can raise $500,000, then First Tennessee Foundation has committed another $500,000 to help us get to the $1 million goal,” said Lauren Herbstritt, UT’s director of new media fundraising for annual giving.

On Campus Interviews Conclude Today: Share Your Feedback Now

The archived webcasts from the faculty and staff forums for each of the three chancellor finalists—Alexander Cartwright, Beverly Davenport, and Pamela Whitten—are available on the search website. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit their feedback by the close of business today.

Response to the Vandalism of an American Flag on Our Campus

The university has received a number of questions about the defacing of an American flag in front of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. We share in the concern our community has expressed about this incident.

TRECS Lower Level Closure During Winter Break

The RecSports department will be installing a new floor in the TRECS Fitness Center area starting December 8 through the remainder of Winter Break. During this time the lower level of the TRECS will be closed. Limited equipment will be offered around the track level, TRECS Court D, and the HPER weight room. TRECS appreciates your patience as we improve

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2016 Chancellor’s Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award

The Chancellor’s Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award is now accepting nominations for 2016. The chancellor recognizes advisors of students who have distinguished themselves as highly committed to the advising and mentoring of students on campus. The nominee will be an individual who has excelled in these responsibilities for a minimum of three years. Nominations

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Diversity Dialogue Town Hall Event: Campus Carry

The Diversity Committee of the Division of Student Life will host the final Diversity Dialogue Town Hall event of the semester. It will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, in Alumni Memorial Building Room 32. Participants will discuss the recently passed Campus Concealed Carry Permit (Tennessee Law TCA 39-17-1309), which allows full-time UT employees with

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From the Chancellor: Continued Aggression Toward Our LGBTQ+ Community

This semester, the Bias Education and Response Team has received reports of four separate incidents at the Pride Center, including acts of vandalism and harassment. Additionally, other incidents of intimidation and violence have recently been directed at members of the LGBTQ+ community on our campus and in the local community. These continued acts of aggression

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Office Decorating Contest Showcases Homecoming Spirit

Offices around campus showcased Homecoming spirit yesterday by decorating their spaces for the Office Decorating Contest. Each office put their spin on this year’s Homecoming theme “Journey through 100 Years of Volunteers.” Here are a few shots from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences; the Student Government Association office; the Office of the

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Candidates for UT Knoxville Chancellor Begin Campus Visits November 2

On-campus interviews with candidates in the search for the next chancellor to lead the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will begin November 2. Candidate 1 will lead a public forum for faculty and staff from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 2 at the Law School Complex, Room 132.