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UT Life of the Mind Panel Talk to Focus on Legality, Ethics, Research

“Legality and Ethics: Research and the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks at UTK” will be the topic of a Life of the Mind panel discussion on Thursday, September 8. The hour-long panel discussion, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be held in the Alumni Memorial Building auditorium.

Schumann and Pierce Receive the College of Business Administration’s Inaugural GLS North Star Award

David Schumann, Taylor Professor in Business, and Fred Pierce, director of undergraduate programs, have received the inaugural Global Leadership Scholars North Star Award. The North Star Award is the highest recognition and honor given by the Global Leadership Scholars (GLS) honors program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration. Recipients of the North Star award demonstrate extraordinary leadership, commitment, and service to the Global Leadership Scholars program.

UTSI Paper Wins First Place at Sixty-Second Annual AIAA Conference

The contents of Georges Henri Akiki’s award-winning paper introduces a framework that could help with modeling rocket engines, hurricanes, and twisters. Akiki, from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), won first place in the Masters Division at the 2011 Southeastern Regional Student Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Harrison Named JICS Director

Robert Harrison, chemistry professor and UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) joint faculty member, has been named the director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), effective immediately.

Join Chancellor Cheek for a Celebration of Civility and Community on April 15

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek invites the campus to join him in a Celebration of Civility and Community at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the University Center Plaza. The celebration will be part of the 26th annual International Festival. The celebration will mark the beginning of a campus-wide effort to ensure that civility is an integral part of our community.

UT Summer Camps 2011

The school year is almost over, and summer is right around the corner. Worried about keeping your kids busy? Take a look at the many educational, active and interesting camps for all ages that UT Knoxville has to offer.

UT to Host Expert Panel Discussion on Japan Nuclear Reactor Accident

University of Tennessee, Knoxville is hosting a panel of nuclear experts from the university, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), industry and radiological emergency response to discuss the earthquake and tsunami-caused nuclear reactor accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant near Sendai, Japan. The panel will be moderated by Professor of Nuclear Engineering and UTK-ORNL Governor’s Chair Howard Hall.

Gift to UT College of Law Benefits Estate Planning at Wills Clinic

A $150,000 gift made by a Bristol, Tenn., native will support community members in need of estate planning through the wills clinic at the UT Knoxville College of Law. The clinic, which gives law students real-world experience in trust and estate matters through their work with economically disadvantaged clients in the area, will be renamed the Homer A. Jones Jr. ACTEC Wills Clinic in honor of Jones’ contribution.

News Sentinel: $23 million restoration project of Ayres Hall now complete

This News Sentinel article explores the multi-million dollar restoration project of UT’s iconic building, Ayres Hall, built in 1921. Ayres Hall now has a front patio, marble walls and clocks on its bell tower as was intended in 1921. The building will be one of the oldest structures to receive LEED certification.

New Ramp Allows Greater Accessibility to UT’s Torchbearer Statue

The Torchbearer is now more welcoming, thanks to a ramp that has been installed at the iconic statue in Circle Park on the UT Knoxville, campus. The ramp allows for increased accessibility to the statue for those with limited mobility. The Torchbearer was erected 43 years ago and, until now, there was no way to get to the statue without going up or down a number of steps. Jenny Richter, UT’s ADA coordinator, said construction of the ramp was prompted by a suggestion from a staff member who became aware that a visitor was unable to reach the statue.