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University Responds to Divisive Posters on Campus

Today posters appeared on our campus that use inflammatory and divisive language and images about one of our registered student organizations, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and its members. The university objects to the content of the posters and rejects any attempt to promote division and foster hatred among our student body. Such attempts

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Does Your Office Have a Temporary Staffing Need?

If so, please consider the Temporary Help Pool, managed by UT Knoxville Human Resources. This is a fantastic resource in the case of a short-term or seasonal staffing need due to retirement, illness, or other circumstance. HR identifies candidates, handles background checks, and helps to match a candidate with each department’s specific needs. To thank

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Office of the Provost Hosts Faculty Pub Oct. 27

All faculty (tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and retired) are invited to join their colleagues from across campus for free appetizers and a cash-only bar at this month’s Faculty Pub. The Pub will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the West Club of Neyland Stadium, which can be accessed through Gate 19 on Phillip Fulmer Way. Limited

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Insects on Your Plate? No, Really


For the tenth year the University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and students in the UT First Year Studies class titled “A Bug’s Life” will present a Buggy Buffet for your dining pleasure. On Thursday, October 27, students will serve a number of dishes where insects are the main course.  New to the menu

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UT to Host ISSP Workshop October 23-25

The Institute for Student Services Professionals (ISSP) will host a workshop at UT October 23-25. 2016 Integrating Student Services: Transforming the Student Experience is targeted for institutions at various stages of integrating student services.  This year’s conference will address topics such as strategy planning, how to identify trends and influence process improvements, managing combined enrollment services with other offices, cultivating professional

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Office of the Provost to Host Mic/Nite October 26

Twice a year, the Office of the Provost will host Mic/Nite, a “Pecha-Kucha Powered” social gathering in order to enhance the intellectual, interdisciplinary, and cultural life of the faculty and staff at UT Knoxville. This year, Mic/Nite will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26. RSVPs are encouraged.

Safety Tip: What to Do in an Earthquake

Did you know East Tennessee is one of the most active seismic zones in the country? More than 2.7 million people are participating in The Great Central US ShakeOut today to encourage earthquake preparedness. The Office of Emergency Management encourages you to take a moment to learn what to do if an earthquake should occur

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Eck Named Director of Research Development

Kimberly Eck has been named director of the Research Development Team in the Office of Research and Engagement, effective October 17. Eck joins the University of Tennessee from her position as associate vice president for research opportunities at the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. The Research Development Team helps faculty form competitive research teams

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University Response to Pride Center Incident

University administration is aware of an act of vandalism that occurred at the Pride Center over the weekend. The incident was reported to the Bias Education and Response Team on Saturday evening, and a report was filed with the UT Police Department yesterday afternoon.