January 14, 2016

Physicist Helped Discover New Elements

A UT physicist has been instrumental in the discovery of four new super-heavy chemical elements—atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118—recently added to the periodic table. Robert Grzywacz, along with collaborators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed the software used in the equipment that detects the new elements and helps analyze data from the experiments. Read more...

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Faculty Appreciation Week is February 22–26
With the spring semester now off and running, plans for Faculty Appreciation Week 2016 are in the works. This year's celebration will keep Experience Learning in the forefront as we recognize some of the many ways our faculty are "Going the Extra Mile" in their teaching, research, and outreach. Read more...
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College of Architecture and Design Lecture Series Begins January 25 with Interior Design Professor
The College of Architecture and Design will host internationally renowned architects and designers as guest lecturers during the 2016 spring semester. The first lecture is 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 25. Read more...
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Study Abroad Fair Connects Students with Resources

The Study Abroad Fair will be held 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, in Hodges Library. The fair connects faculty directors and representatives from study abroad programs, peer advisors, and study abroad alumni with students interested in studying abroad to answer questions and explore options. Students can get information about financial aid and learn about available scholarships. Read more...

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McConville is Quest Scholar of the Week
Brendan McConville, associate professor of music theory, is a Fulbright Scholar whose research and teaching activities will take him to Italy this spring and summer. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected McConville as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Tennessee Reconnect Helping Adults Finish College

A new statewide initiative is encouraging Tennesseans with some college credit to return and finish the degree they started. Tennessee Reconnect, the newest component of Gov. Bill Haslam's comprehensive Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with college degrees or certificates, is designed to target the more than 900,000 adults in our state who started but never finished college. Read more...

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Announcements
Join Team Be Well for the Race Against Racism on Saturday Read more...
Call for Proposals: Global Scholars Conference Read more...
Call for Nominations: Campus Leadership and Service Scholarships Read more...

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Events
Painting in the Shadows: Prehistoric Negative Painted Pottery in Tennessee and the Eastern Woodlands, 7:30–9:00 p.m. Tuesday Read more...
Online@UT 09 (Assessment Rubrics in Blackboard Learn), 9:00–10:00 a.m. Friday Read more...
Word 2010: Tips and Best Practices, 12:30–4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21 Read more...

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New P.O.D. Market Open in Pendergrass Library

From the @UTCASNR Twitter account: Good morning students and welcome back! Make sure you check out our new P.O.D. Market in the @pendergrasslib! Read more...

Facilities Services Employee of the Month: Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas is the Facilities Services Employee of the Month for December. She was recognized for taking great care in her duties at Bailey Education and for being an exemplary custodian. Her supervisors describe her as representing the best in UT employees every day. Read more...

 
 
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