Two candidates for UT Knoxville’s vice chancellor for research position will participate in public forums beginning this week. David Norton, associate dean for research and graduate programs for the College of Engineering at the University of Florida, will speak to the campus community on Monday, September 19, in the Baker Center Auditorium. Robert Scott, associate vice president for research at the University of Georgia, will speak to the campus community on Thursday, September 22, also in the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium.
September is National Preparedness Month, and federal, state, and university officials are highlighting the importance of being prepared to handle a disaster. A new customized training program for the UT Knoxville campus is now available to inform faculty, staff, and students about responding to an emergency.
Each year the Autumn in Knoxville fall festival provides our Knoxville-area faculty and staff with the opportunity to kick back and enjoy a day of fun and camaraderie with co-workers. Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer Linda Hendricks invites Knoxville-area faculty and staff to the 34th year of this UT tradition on Friday, September 30.
First-year students and faculty members agree: FYS 129 seminars are a change from ordinary. Students enjoy small-group learning while transitioning to college. Professors enjoy engaging with students on topics of mutual interest while receiving $1,500 for research support. The deadline for seminar submissions is October 14.
The Office of Research is hosting the second session of a two-part workshop on how to seek funding from the Army Research Office. The session will take place on Tuesday, September 20, in the NIMBioS conference room on the fourth floor of Blount Hall.
The 2011 Office Professionals Super Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 20. This all-day conference features discussions and presentations aimed at helping UT employees succeed in today’s fast-paced administrative world. Hosted by Employee and Organizational Development, the seminar provides networking opportunities and the chance to evaluate personal and career goals.
The East Tennessee CyberSecurity Summit Committee will host the Seventh Annual East Tennessee CyberSecurity Summit on October 12 and 13 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Knoxville. The conference is co-hosted by the University of Tennessee, the FBI, Fountainhead College, the Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA’s Office of the Inspector General, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This year’s conference will focus on “From the Board Room to the Court Room.”
The Office of Research is sponsoring a two-part workshop on how to seek funding from the Army Research Office. ARO serves as the Army’s premier extramural basic research agency and sponsors research primarily at academic institutions in following areas: electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering; computer and network sciences and mathematics; chemistry, physics, life sciences, and social/behavioral sciences. Part I of the workshop will be held Friday, September 2.
ARAMARK, the food service supplier for UT Knoxville, has announced the opening of two new dining options for the campus community. “Field of Greens,” a restaurant concept that specializes in fresh, made-to-order salads and wraps, a soup of the day, and desserts, is located in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center. “The Wokery,” which features made-to-order stir fry menu items, is now open in the Arena Café on the street level of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Linda Phillips, a long-time professor and associate dean of libraries, has announced her retirement effective August 31. She served as interim dean last academic year during the search for the libraries’ new chief. The campus is invited to a reception in her honor on Tuesday, September 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center.