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.
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Got six minutes and forty seconds? That’s all you need to learn about some of the intriguing research happening at UT. Faculty and staff are invited to Mic/Nite on Thursday, October 10, to hear eleven of their peers talk about their work, which ranges from urban forestry to ancient Roman forts. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Relix Variety Theatre with a social hour, including a cash bar and free pizza.
Imagine learning about significant research—everything from stem cell research to Egyptian graffiti—in seven minutes or less. That’s what happens at Mic/Nite, where eleven faculty members take turns making short presentations about their work. This semester’s Mic/Nite will be held on March 13 at the Relix Variety Theatre. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, including a cash bar and pizza. The free event is open only to UT faculty, staff, and their spouses or partners.
The fourth and final candidate in the search for the associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs will visit campus Wednesday and lead a forum for the campus community. Kevin Knudson, director of the Honors Program at the University of Florida, will lead the forum from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in the Crest Room of the University Center.
The third of four finalists in the search for the associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs will visit campus Monday and lead a forum for the campus community. Lori Underwood, associate professor and department chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Christopher Newport University, will lead a forum from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28, in the Crest Room of the University Center.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sally McMillan reminds faculty, staff, and students of end-of-the-semester policies from the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
The deadline for ordering reading materials for spring courses is Monday, October 1. The UT Bookstore works hard to meet its obligation of being a full-service provider of course materials for our students. The bookstore is particularly important for scholarship students who often depend on it as the only place that can accept their financial aid in a timely fashion and get books to them before the start of classes.
With the Fall 2012 semester about to begin, Provost Susan Martin introduces faculty and staff to this year’s freshman class, and address policy changes in place for the new academic year.
Steve Dandaneau, associate provost and director of the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars programs, leaves UT Friday to become the vice provost for undergraduate studies at Kansas State University. He will be the first person at K-State to hold this position. A search for Dandaneau’s replacement is planned.
John Zomchick has been named vice provost for faculty affairs. The executive associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English, he will take over for Sarah Gardial, who leaves July 1 to become the dean of the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Zomchick will oversee the faculty promotion and tenure process and the recruiting, retaining, and training initiatives for faculty.