Baker Center News

Former Florida Governor, U.S. Sen. Bob Graham to Speak at UT on Friday

Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will speak Friday evening at a public event at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Graham’s talk, part of the Baker Center’s Global Security Distinguished Lecture Series, begins at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

UT to Host Tennessee Campus Compact’s Second Annual Conference

Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will be a featured speaker on the Tennessee Campus Compact (TNCC) conference to be held Thursday through Friday at UT Knoxville. The theme of this conference is “Service Learning in Higher Education: Faculty Roles and Rewards.”

Baker Center to Host Discussion of Health Care Reform

“What the Health Care Reform Law Means to You,” a panel discussion on health care reform law, will be held Aug. 31 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Panelists will provide an overview of recently passed national health care reform law, outline key provisions of the reform law and review the implementation timeline.

UT Baker Center Helps Recruit Students to Work Polls on Election Day

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville has partnered with the Knox County Election Commission and Pyxl, a marketing firm, to recruit at least 200 college students in the Knoxville area to serve as poll workers for the Nov. 2 federal election in Knox County.

Baker Center and WBIR-TV to Host Gubernatorial Debate

UT Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy will host a gubernatorial debate on Oct. 7 in partnership with WBIR-TV Channel 10. The debate will begin at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Cox Auditorium of Alumni Memorial Hall.

Baker Center to Help Host Government Civility Event in Kingsport

Sen. Howard Baker, Gov. Phil Bredesen, former Gov. Winfield Dunn and Eastman Chemical Co. CEO James Rogers will be the panelists at an Aug. 12 event about civility in government. The event, to be held in Kingsport, is hosted in part by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville.

Carl Pierce to Remain as Director of UT’s Baker Center

Carl Pierce, interim director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville since June 1, 2009, has been named the center’s director. Pierce will report to the UT Knoxville chancellor and lead the Baker Center as it works closely with Sen. Baker, UT deans and faculty, and with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Award will Recruit, Train UT Knoxville Students as 2010 Election Poll Workers

UT Knoxville will play a key role in supplying poll workers for the November election, thanks to a grant from the United States Election Assistance Commission. UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy was one of just 15 recipients to receive funding to train as many as 200 students to serve as poll workers for the Nov. 2 federal election in Knox County.