January 24, 2017

Pentatonix's Avi Kaplan to Headline High School A Cappella Workshop
Music students from UT, area high schools, and multiple states will have the opportunity this week to learn from an expert—Avi Kaplan, bass vocalist in the Grammy award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix. The group formed in 2011 and won the third season of NBC's a cappella competition show, "The Sing-Off." Read more...
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Joan Cronan Receives NCAA's Pat Summitt Award
Pat Summitt Foundation advisory board member and former UT women's athletics director, Joan Cronan, received the first NCAA President's Pat Summitt Award. Each year, the recipient will receive a $10,000 honorarium to donate to the organization of their choice which focuses on neurological diseases. Cronan chose the Pat Summitt Foundation to be the beneficiary of this donation. Read more...
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From Bedbugs to Self-Driving Cars: Science Forum Returns for Spring

UT's Science Forum resumes at noon Friday, January 27, with weekly presentations about cutting-edge research on a variety of topics. Presentations range from facts about GMOs to the recent Gatlinburg fires. Read more...

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Book Discussion Series Begins with Venable and Hillbilly Elegy
The Knox County Public Library, in partnership with UT's College of Arts and Sciences, will host Books Sandwiched In, a book discussion series about diversity. Beginning the series will be Sam Venable, News Sentinel columnist, discussing Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. Read more...
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Vol Court Pitch Competition to Begin February 1

UT's Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation invites students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community to pitch their business ideas at Vol Court, a semiannual pitch competition and speaker series. Read more...

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McClung Museum's Annual Civil War Lecture Series Starts January 29

The McClung Museum's sixth annual Civil War Lecture Series starts Sunday, January 29, with "It Happened in East Tennessee: Longstreet’s Plunge into Independent Command 1863–64,” which will look at the major deployment of the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, from a Virginia summer to an East Tennessee winter and the many strategic, tactical, and personnel issues that intervened. Read more...

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Announcements
Center for Health Education and Wellness Offers Tips to Commemorate Drugs and Alcohol Awareness Week Read more...
Faculty: Review Your Banner Information Before Today's Data Capture at 5 p.m.
Subcommittee on Efficiency and Cost Savings to Meet January 30 Read more...

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Events
Diversity Dialogue: Establishing Common, 6 p.m. Tonight Read more...
Introduction to ArcGIS Online, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...
Boots to Business: Veteran Transition Workshop, 3:30–5 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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