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In Memoriam: Clarence Minkel

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Clarence Minkel, former dean of the graduate school and a professor of geography, passed away Monday. He was eighty-six.

McClung Museum Hosts Natural History Illustration Workshop October 5

The McClung Museum will host a workshop related to the new exhibit Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Natural History Illustration from the 1500s–1800s. Registration is now open for the workshop, “Using Scratchboard to Create Lifelike Natural History Illustrations.” It will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 5, at the museum.

High School Students Get to “Heart” of the Matter at UT Eastman Camp

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For some students, summer camp means improving sports skills, spending time in a cabin, or learning how to tie different knots. In the case of those coming to campus this week, it could mean building heart valves or solving the world’s energy needs. The growing relationship between the College of Engineering and Eastman Chemical Company will be on display this week as the company-sponsored High School Introduction to Engineering Systems camp will give students the ability to work on ongoing high-end projects with UT faculty and students.

Four UT Students Attend Prestigious Global Conference

Left to right: Summer Awad, Jacob Clark, Anagha Uppal, and Brianna Rader at Clinton Global Initiative University.

Four UT students participated in the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference which took place at Arizona State University March 21–23. Seniors Brianna Rader and Jacob Clark, sophomore Summer Awad, and freshman Anagha Uppal were among more than 1,000 students who were chosen to attend because of their innovative social ventures aimed at confronting some of the world’s most urgent challenges.

Lady Vols: SEC Champs!

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The Lady Vols captured a record seventeenth SEC Championship on Sunday with a 71-70 victory over the University of Kentucky. The #6 Lady Vols have now won four of the last six SEC Tournament titles and seven of the last ten. The team now looks ahead to the NCAA championship tournament, which holds its first two rounds in Knoxville on March 22 and 24. The Lady Vols will pursue their “Grind for Nine,” to add a ninth national championship trophy to their collection.

Ready for the World Cafe Features Italian Fare October 10

UT’s Ready for the World Cafe continues its culinary journey with a taste of Italy on Thursday, October 10. The lunch consists of bruschetta, porcini mushroom polenta cake, pork osso bucco, and panna cotta. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.

UT Dedicates John D. Tickle Engineering Building

This morning the university held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new John D. Tickle Engineering Building. Tickle and his wife, Ann, joined Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, President John DiPietro, and other officials to celebrate the state-of-the-art building. Check back with Tennessee Today later in the day for more from the festivities.

School of Journalism and Electronic Media Help Publish E-Book

Students and faculty in the school of Journalism and Electronic Media have used a new game plan to publish a book about UT football. Collaborating with the Knoxville News Sentinel, the UT faculty and students have published an electronic book titled Butch: The First Year of the Butch Jones Era at the University of Tennessee. It’s available in three formats—print, iPad, and e-reader.