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Librarian: Turn on the Lights Before Tackling this Spooky Reads List


The best stories have the power to stay in our thoughts long after we’re done reading. And some stories have the power to keep us up at night, sleeping with the lights on, and checking under the bed. For those readers who love a thrilling fright, Humanities Services Librarian Chris Caldwell shares his favorite spooky stories just in time for Halloween.

Mic/Nite to Showcase Faculty Research from All Colleges October 28


Eleven faculty members will present their research on subjects ranging from killer tornadoes in Tennessee to the supernatural power of dogs at this fall’s Mic/Nite on October 28 at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 North Central Avenue. The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. social hour, including pizza and a cash bar. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween at Trick or Trees Event at UT Gardens

Children are invited to wear their costumes to the UT Gardens’ fifth annual Trick or Trees on Saturday, October 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., to enjoy food-free trick or treating. The event is designed to allow those with food allergies or other health concerns to participate in safe, seasonal, food-free activities.

Sam Adams Profiled for Work to Save Ash Trees


Sam Adams, an arborist with Facilities Services, was recently profiled by Environmental Monitor, for his work to save ash trees on campus from the emerald ash borer. Adams has made it his mission to understand the pests and use the best tools available to beat them back.