January 13, 2016

New Initiative and App to Help Employees Improve Wellness
A new program from the Center for Health Education and Wellness, working in partnership with the human resources office, can help employees make small, lasting changes that improve overall health and support their goals for improving their quality of life. Be Well will serve as a resource bank for organizing campus wellness activities and a central point for information and services that can help. Read more...
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Be Well Seeks Wellness Champions on Campus

From drinking more water to parking farther away from the door, small steps add up day by day. We all know co-workers who are inspiring in their enthusiasm, perseverance, dedication, and support for others. Be Well is enlisting the help of these Wellness Champions to bring information about the initiative and resources into their departments and to encourage and support those around them as they adopt healthier habits. Read more...

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Baker Center Issues Public Policy Challenge to Students

Students will have the opportunity to make an impact on real-world issues through the use of public policy, research and teamwork thanks to a program from the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The Howard Baker Public Policy Challenge is a thought-provoking educational tool that requires a semester-long commitment from students. Students enrolled in the program learn about current issues affecting their world and how they can impact change, and create a policy brief to address problems from local, state, and federal agencies. Read more...

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Engineering's Spring Distinguished Lecture Series Set

Following the College of Engineering's successful slate of Distinguished Lecture Series events this fall, the new speakers booked for spring will cover topics ranging from sustainability to space exploration. Read more...

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Indian Country Today Features Reed's Cherokee Children's Biography Project

UT historian Julie Reed worked with students last fall to research and recover the lost stories of Cherokee people. The stories will eventually be translated into the Cherokee language and become children's books. Indian Country Today featured this project on its website. Read more...

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DeGennaro Interviewed by San Francisco Radio Station for Podcast
Ramon DeGennaro, professor of banking and finance, was recently interviewed about personal finance by San Francisco radio station KDOW. The podcast called "The Good Life Made Better" is hosted by Stephen Lovell and was featured on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn, and on the iTunes app. Read more...
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Announcements
Review the University's Inclement Weather Policy Read more...
NIMBioS Spring Seminar Series Begins January 19 Read more...
Call for Diversity-Related Research Posters: Faculty Appreciation Week Gallery of Excellence Read more...

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Events
Social Justice and the Media: A German Studies Lecture Series, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...
IPS Open House, 3:00–5:00 p.m. Thursday Read more...
Humanities Distinguished Lecture Series: "The Origins of Chinese Poetry," 3:30–5:00 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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