January 11, 2017

Castaway Doubts: Jantz to Review Evidence of Earhart Theory

Legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart may not have perished in a plane crash as many have long assumed. A group of researchers believe she died as a castaway on a remote island, and Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT's Forensic Anthropology Center, is helping to provide the scientific evidence to back up that claim. Read more...

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Nominations Open for Chancellor's Honors Awards
The Chancellor's Honors Banquet, held annually, is a long-standing tradition of celebrating excellence at UT. It is a time to honor the academic and service achievements that represent the best of our university. Nominate students, faculty, staff, and organizations that embody the highest level of scholastic and service accomplishments for awards at honorsbanquet.utk.edu. Read more...
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President DiPietro Invites You to Become an Advocate for UT
The 2017 legislative session began Tuesday, and in the next few months, thousands of bills and resolutions will be introduced by our elected representatives. Some of these bills will impact us as UT employees, the students we serve, and the way we accomplish our mission to educate, discover and connect. Read more...
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Visiting Baker Center Fellow to Speak at First Forum of the Year
What role do alternative fuel vehicles play in the future of the global energy system? Baker Center Fellow David McCollum will answer that question at the Baker Center's first Energy and Environmental Forum of the year, 1–2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium. Read more...
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Register for EOD Spring Training Courses
The Office of Employee and Organizational Development provides employees with many opportunities for personal and professional growth. Each year, EOD provides more than 150 in-person training courses, seminars, and conferences for faculty and staff each year. The new spring semester training courses are posted online and are open for registration. Read more...
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Local Media Highlight New Residence Hall
Last week, the Stokely Family Residence Hall opened for the spring semester and welcomed its first residents. The News Sentinel, the Daily Beacon, WBIR, WATE, and WVLT toured the hall. Read more...
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Law Graduate Named TBA Volunteer of the Year
College of Law graduate Kirsten Jacobson was recently recognized by the Tennessee Bar Association as the Law Student Volunteer of the Year. Jacobson logged more than 900 hours of pro bono work during her time at UT. Read more...
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Announcements
Registration for Cooking Classes Open Read more...
Carl Cowan Scholarship Application Deadline Is February 17 Read more...
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