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Brown’s Legacy Celebrated at Residence Hall Ribbon Cutting

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Rain couldn’t dampen the mood last week as the university officially dedicated its first new residence in forty years, the Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall. UT President Joe DiPietro, Brown’s family, friends and former students, and Cheek joined in celebrating Brown’s life in a ceremony that included live music, food, and tours of the residence hall.

Professor Part of NASA Team Preparing for 2020 Mars Mission

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Over the next five years, Jeffrey Moersch will be traveling to faraway places—from the Arctic to the Chilean desert—in a quest to learn more about a place even farther away—Mars. The earth and planetary sciences professor is part of a new NASA-funded research team helping prepare for the Mars 2020 rover mission. The interdisciplinary team is a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute and is one of seven to receive a five-year grant of about $8 million.

In Historic Move, UT Names College of Business for James A. Haslam II

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For the first time in its history, UT has named a college in recognition of an alumnus and donor. The Haslam family, of Knoxville, announced today a landmark gift of $50 million to the UT College of Business Administration. The UT Board of Trustees voted today to name the college the James A. Haslam II College of Business.

Tennessee’s Energy Fuels New TV Commercial

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The energy of the university is on full display in the work and accomplishments of former Lady Vol and academic all-American Candace Parker and current Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu. This energy is brought to light in UT’s new TV commercial. The spot will air during most televised Tennessee sporting events.

UT Graduate, Company President Receives Accomplished Alumni Award

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Jack Helmboldt, president and chief executive officer of the largest DENSO operation in North America and executive director on DENSO’s global board of directors, has received the Accomplished Alumni award from UT’s Haslam College of Business.

Bring the Family to This Year’s VOLoween Event

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Faculty, staff, and their families are invited to attend the annual VOLoween event, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 27, at the Neyland-Thompson Center indoor practice field at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Johnny Majors Drive. There will be games and trick-or-treating fun for the entire family, sponsored by UT Athletics.

Chancellor Hosts Open Office Hours on October 28

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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek will hold open office hours from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28. Chancellor Cheek holds open office hours several times each semester to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to share ideas, thoughts, and questions.

UT to Celebrate Sustainability Day October 23

On October 23, the campus will celebrate Sustainability Day, a showcase of the sustainable initiatives taking place in and around campus and the Knoxville community.