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JICS Offers Proposal Review Service

The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), an institute of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and its national computing facility, the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), are pleased to announce a proposal review service to the University of Tennessee academic computational research community. NICS has delivered more than 4 billion

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Big Orange Give: It’s True Match Day; $100 Gifts Are Matched

Big Orange Give, a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT, is now under way and Clay Jones, president of the Alumni Board of Directors, has stepped up to help. He will match the first $100 of each gift to any fund on campus, for a total of $25,000.  For more about the campaign, see the

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Winter Welcome for New Vols Seeking January Events

The Office of Orientation and Transition is currently working to build a great Winter Welcome schedule for all of our New Vols and current Vols. If your office has an event occurring during the month of January that you would like publicized as part of Winter Welcome, please let us know by filling out this form.

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Share Input About Your Communication Preferences

The Office of Communications and Marketing is seeking feedback from the campus community about the ways you get information. Your survey responses will help us continue to improve how the university communicates with you. You also have the chance to win one of five $75 gift cards to the VolShop or one of ten UT–themed giveaway bags.

Big Orange Give: Today Is College Day; Support Yours with a Gift

Many colleges have specific challenges or matches they’re trying to meet during this year’s Big Orange Give, UT’s five-day social-media-based giving campaign now underway. The UT Libraries’ goal for the week is $7,500. If they meet their goal, Professor Emeritus Bill Bass will give $10,000 to support the libraries. For more about each college’s goal, see

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Big Orange Give Set to Raise $1 Million in Five Days November 14–18

This year’s Big Orange Give—a five-day social-media-based giving campaign for UT—kicks off today and runs through Friday. “This year we again want to raise more than a million dollars. If Vol Nation can raise $500,000, then First Tennessee Foundation has committed another $500,000 to help us get to the $1 million goal,” said Lauren Herbstritt, UT’s director of new media fundraising for annual giving.

News Sentinel Features WUTK General Manager Benny Smith

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured Benny Smith, the general manager and program director of WUTK, UT’s radio station. Even though Smith isn’t a student, he’s just as dedicated to the station’s success. Indeed, his job titles tell only part of the story. He oversees and instructs over 200 students and helps make major decisions about the playlist,

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Students Compete in the Largest Speech Competition in the Southeast

The semiannual McClung Public Speaking Contest will be held Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm in Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The event, hosted by the School of Communication Studies in the College of Communication and Information, is the largest public speaking competition in the Southeast. More than 900 students are currently enrolled in Communication

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News Sentinel Features Tickle College of Engineering

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured the newly-named Tickle College of Engineering, which appears to be on an upswing. This year, the college ranked number 32 among engineering schools at public universities by U.S. News and World Report. It ranked No. 36 among graduate programs. Both are the highest rankings the college has ever had. “Tickle’s latest

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New Employee Orientation

In November 2016, Human Resources will be introducing a newly modeled New Employee Orientation (NEO) program. We are very excited to be able to provide a more welcoming experience on our employees’ first day. Major changes to the NEO include: Changing the venue from the UT Conference Center to the UT Visitor’s Center on Neyland

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