January 15, 2016

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Daniel Enciso

Just one year into his computer engineering major, Daniel Enciso was eager to use the summer to hone skills for his future. He pursued a summer internship opportunity with the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he worked to research, design, and develop rich interactive visualization tools. "This internship at ORNL is a great opportunity for me to get a world-class experience at an early stage in college," Enciso explained. >>Video Read more...

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UT Gardens Winter Film Series Begins Sunday
If you're looking for something to do on Sunday afternoons this winter, UT Gardens is presenting the monthly Sunday Horticulture Film Series beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17, with the documentary Symphony of the Soil by Deborah Koons Garcia. Read more...
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Stay Informed about Legislative Issues through UT's Advocacy Network
State legislation with the potential to affect the university and its employees can move rapidly. To stay informed and know when to take action, join the UT Advocacy network, visit the UT Advocacy blog, and follow @UTAdvocator on Twitter. Read more...
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White House Innovation Forum Takes On Tennessee Flavor

A recent gathering of researchers and laboratory officials in Washington, DC, had a distinct Tennessee flair. The White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs was an opportunity to discuss ways that economic growth benefits from research facilities. Read more...

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Alumnus on Forbes 2016 '30 Under 30' List
Forbes magazine has named a UT alumnus to its annual "30 Under 30" list of young people making big strides in their chosen field. Neel Madhukar, a 2013 alumnus in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, and research partner Kaitlyn Gayvert were recognized for their work using algorithms to learn about cancer genomes. Read more...
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Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl Postponed Until February 13

Fifteen teams comprising more than 100 students will compete in the seventh annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, January 23. Read more...

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Online Access Available to Collection of Polk's Letters

The letters of James K. Polk offer a glimpse into the proceedings of one of the most significant yet least-known US presidents, during whose term the country increased in geographical size by one-third. The public can now access thirty years of Polk's writings due to the online publication of all twelve volumes of the Correspondence of James K. Polk series. Read more...

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Alderman Contributes Data for Washington Post Magazine MLK Graphic
The Washington Post Magazine published a graphic that pinpoints many places in the United States that have streets named for Martin Luther King Jr. The outlet used the research of Derek Alderman, professor and head of the Department of Geography. Read more...
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Announcements
The University is Closed Monday in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Call for Proposals: Smart Communities Initiative "Mini" Read more...
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Events
Race Against Racism, 1:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...
Online@UT 03 (Blogs and Wikis in Blackboard Learn), 9:00–11:00 a.m. Tuesday Read more...
Winter Welcome Student Engagement Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Read more...

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