Office of the Provost News

UT Mic/Nite Highlights Faculty Research from All Colleges

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Eleven UT faculty members will present their research—ranging from George Washington’s political leadership fail to interactive art projects using a five-foot opossum—in seven minutes or less at this fall’s Mic/Nite on Wednesday, November 12, at the Relix Variety Theatre.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 14

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John A. Lovett, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, in College of Law Classroom 132. Lovett is the De Van D. Daggett Jr. Distinguished Professor and the associate dean for faculty development and faculty academic affairs at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 10

Melanie D. Wilson

Melanie Wilson, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 10, in College of Law Classroom 132. Wilson is a professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 9

William Corbitt

William Corbett, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 9, in College of Law Classroom 132. Corbett is the Frank L. Maraist Professor of Law and Wex S. Malone Professor of Law at Louisiana State University Law Center. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.

UT to Host Academic Affairs Conference

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Academic affairs administrators from twenty top universities will gather at the University of Tennessee October 8–10 for a conference focusing on managing change in undergraduate education. The event was organized by Sally McMillan, vice provost for academic affairs.

EAP Summer 2014 Research Institute Wraps Up

The Educational Advancement Program’s Summer 2014 Research Institute, an undergraduate preparation for graduate school, began in May and ended last week. Fifteen first-generation, low-income, or underrepresented undergraduates engaged in examining a research topic, gaining skills and knowledge about preparing a literature review, examining research methods, and practicing technical writing while under the guidance of a UT faculty mentor.

Blaze to Serve Last Year as Dean of the College of Law

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Doug Blaze is beginning his final year as dean of the College of Law. He has decided to return to teaching full time. The search for a new dean is underway. The goal is to fill the position by July 2015. Bob Rider, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, is chairing the search.

Campus Community Invited to Learn about Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative

As UT moves toward establishing a service-learning program called the Smart Communities Initiative, the campus community is invited to learn more about a similar, and very successful, program operating in Oregon. Representatives from the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative will be on campus Monday, December 9, to discuss their cross-disciplinary Sustainable City Year Program with faculty, staff, students, and members of the public sector.