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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.

German Saturday School of Knoxville Accepting Applications for New School Year

The German Saturday School of Knoxville is currently enrolling students of all ages and proficiency levels for the 2013-14 school year. The school was founded by UT faculty in 2004. Since that time, it has served the Knoxville community by offering German classes for children, teenagers, and adults. Classes are held at Sacred Heart Cathedral School on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The fist day of classes for the 2013-14 school year is September 7,

Engineering Professors Enter “Create the Future” Design Contest

Imagine a material that could make most everything around you more energy efficient. Its development is underway at UT. Ramki Kalyanaraman and Gerd Duscher, associate professors in the Department of Materials Science are designing an ultra-light, high-efficiency solar fiber with the aim of creating fabric and clothing that would convert light into energy. Metal filaments within the fibers allow the energy to be sent to batteries or other devices.

Small Animal Oncology Service Holds Design Contest

The small animal oncology service at the College of Veterinary Medicine is asking for your help. They are designing new material and a web page to educate the general public about veterinary oncology and have come up with the tagline “Teaming up to sniff out cancer.” Now, they need a great image to go with it and are calling on the campus community to submit designs.

Disability Careers Office Highlighted as Nationwide Model

Almost half of college graduates with disabilities in the U.S. are unemployed. UT is tackling this problem through a one-of-a-kind partnership. The Disability Careers Office, established in 1999 as part of Career Services, links the resources from Career Services and the Office of Disability Services to assist students and alumni who have various disabilities to be competitive in their career search and connect to employers seeking a diverse workforce. The office is being presented as a model for other states at the National Governors Association institute to be held on May 10 in Pittsburgh and May 23 in Seattle.