November 29, 2016

Ways You Can Help Sevier County Fire Victims and First Responders

Donation of goods for victims of the Sevier County fire has been so overwhelming that the Red Cross has requested that nothing else be delivered until its current supply is reduced. As a result, the Center for Leadership and Service and the Office of the Dean of Students are no longer collecting donated goods. However, there are others ways you can help in relief efforts. Monetary donations and volunteers are still needed to help get the affected area back on its feet. Read more...

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Big Orange Give Exceeds Its Million-Dollar Goal in Fourth Year
UT wrapped up its annual Big Orange Give online giving campaign with alumni and friends donating $1,521,305 in one week. "For the fourth year in a row, our Volunteer family has exceeded our goals for the Big Orange Give campaign," said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. "We are grateful to our alumni and friends for their enthusiasm for the campaign." Read more...
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Arts and Sciences Dean Elected to National Council Executive Board
Theresa Lee, dean of the UT College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected to serve on the executive board for the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences. The council, which was founded in 1965, is the national association of colleges of arts and sciences. Its purpose is to provide professional development programming to its member deans and sustain the arts and sciences as a leading influence in American higher education. Read more...
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11-Year-Old Stroke Survivor Teaches Nursing Class at UT
Eleven-year-old Lily Bennett has minimal use of her right hand and walks with a leg brace, but that doesn't stop her from dancing, singing, and playing piano. On November 22, she taught a class at UT’s College of Nursing to tell students about her stroke, living with cerebral palsy, and how future health care providers can better understand the needs of pediatric patients with disabilities. Read more...
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Ask a Physicist Facebook Live: Quark-Gluon Plasma: The Primordial Soup of the Universe

Sure, there’s the Big Bang, but then what happened? Chat with UT physics faculty on the UT Department of Physics and Astronomy Facebook account at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, and find out. Assistant Professor Christine Nattrass and Professor Soren Sorensen will be answering questions about the early days of our universe. Read more...

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Icove Addresses Spate of Wildfires in Tennessee
David Icove, a faculty member in the Tickle College of Engineering, recently spoke with the Knoxville News Sentinel about the ongoing plague of wildfires in East Tennessee. Icove is a globally-acclaimed expert on fires. Read more...
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Few Tickets Remain for CBT's A Christmas Carol
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Global Security Lecture, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Today
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