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Open Access Week: Open Textbooks

The cost of textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years, which has led some faculty to explore options in the textbook market. Open textbooks for high enrollment introductory courses are gaining momentum among instructors and students.

Learn to Take Action on Global Food Insecurity

This Thursday and Friday, October 27-28, a mobile educational exhibit focused on steps students can take to address food insecurity and hunger around the world will visit campus. HungerU travels to colleges and universities around the nation raising awareness of nutrition security issues. The philosophy of HungerU is that every student in every discipline has

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UT Knoxville Communications Toolkit: Color and Typefaces

Orange stands front and center in our audiences’ perception of UT, making color a crucial component of our visual communications. Learn more about using our core color palette and our secondary colors in your publications and websites. Also visit the typography standards section of the brand guidelines website to choose font families that reflect the university’s brand identity.

Appalachian Advocate: Erica Davis

Erica Davis (’19), a student of the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Tennessee native who recently received a prestigious Brower Youth Award, is working to ensure that Appalachian communities can benefit from the extraction of natural resources for generations to come.

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.