January 5, 2016

Study: 'Born This Way' Beliefs May Not Be the Key To Reducing Homophobia

In recent years, the argument that sexual orientation is innate has become a principal component of the advocacy for the rights of sexual minorities. That belief may not be the most effective way to promote more positive attitudes toward lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, according to new research from UT. Read more...

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NIMBioS Study Shows Ancestral Relationships of Modern Creationist Legislation
A new NIMBioS study sheds light on the strategies used by creationists to influence the way biology is taught in the classroom. The study reconstructed the evolutionary history of antievolution efforts in state legislatures to reveal the relationships among lawmaking efforts over the past decade. Read more...
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UT-ORNL Breakthrough Aims to Improve Tech Gadgets, TVs
Phones, tablets, computers, and even televisions use touchscreen technology, which relies on substances that contain rare and costly elements. Now, thanks to a breakthrough led by UT's College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that problem could soon be in the past. Read more...
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Four UT Employees on N-S's Forty Under Forty List

Four people affiliated with the university are on this year's "40 Under Forty" list published Monday by the New Sentinel. This list recognizes "a group of young leaders who are leaving their mark on Knoxville through their professional and philanthropic efforts." Those honored incluced David Byrd, managing director, Clarence Brown Theatre; Kyra Elzy-Lander, assistant basketball coach and recruiter; Greg Hulen, associate athletics director, chief development officer, UT Foundation; and Tyvi Small, director of diversity and community relations, UT Haslam College of Business. Read more...

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Faculty Coffee Klatch in Library on January 8
UT Libraries invites all faculty to attend an informal coffee klatch between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 8. Drop by for coffee, snacks, and conversation in 258 Hodges Library. Share your ideas and help develop the Libraries' new strategic plan. Read more...
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Announcements
Call for Nominations: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Academic Outreach Read more...
Appointment of UT Martin Interim Chancellor Extended through 2016 Read more...
From the Work Healthy UT Blog: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail Read more...

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Events
TurningPoint Clickers 1 (Basics), 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday Read more...
Stroller Tour: Discovering Freshwater Mussels, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Monday, January 11 Read more...
Getting Organized with Outlook and OneNote, 12:30–4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 13 Read more...

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