January 13, 2017

Campus Events Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The university is closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Several events honoring the achievements of the late civil rights leader will be happening around campus. Read more...

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Black Issues Conference Is February 4
The twelfth annual Black Issues Conference, coordinated by Multicultural Student Life and the student chapter of NAACP, is 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 4, in the Alumni Memorial Building. Rapper and activist David Banner will deliver the keynote address. The event is open to the public. Read more...
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How Much Should Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Contribute to Roadway Funding?
According to the US Energy Information Administration, gasoline accounts for 47 percent of our nation's total petroleum consumption within the transportation sector. But decreases in fuel use associated with hybrid and electric vehicles result in gasoline tax revenue losses for states. Should electric and hybrid vehicles owners pay fees to help fund the nation's roadways? The Baker Center addresses this funding debate in a new policy brief. Read more...
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Nominate Inspiring Community Members for New Series

Do you know someone on campus who inspires and encourages others to make our campus community better each day? Nominate a student, faculty, or staff member to be highlighted in our new "Meet Our Volunteer Family" spotlights which will be featured in Vol Update, Tennessee Today, and on UT's social media accounts. Read more...

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OIT Services to Be Interrupted January 15
The Office of Information Technology will be making infrastructure improvements from 10 p.m. Sunday, January 15, to 2 a.m. Monday, January 16.  During this time, most of our core services will experience interruptions. Read more...
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Stucke's Book Featured by Times Higher Education
Law professor Maurice Stucke's book, Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, was featured by Times Higher Education as its "Book of the Week." The book warns that algorithms have the power to manipulate competitive markets. Read more...
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Register for Grad, Postdoc Professional Development
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can now register for UT Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning spring professional development opportunities. Through network exchanges, online courses, and other resources, UT CIRTL provides opportunities for graduate students to improve their teaching skills and boost their ability to find future jobs in academia. Read more...
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Nominations for Chancellor's Honors Now Open
GTA@OIT Grant for Teaching and Learning

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Kindergarten Open House, 5–6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18
iPads and Instruction, 1–3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

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Social Media

Twitter: @LadyVol_Hoops: Win tickets to the @LadyVol_Hoops We Back Pat game for the Alzheimer's fighter in your life! Submit stories to utathletics@utk.edu ends 1/13 Read more...

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