January 29, 2016

Report: Job Growth, Consumer Spending to Boost State and National Economies
Job growth and consumer spending continue to grow and position Tennessee and the nation's economies for a strong 2016, according to a report released today from the Center for Business and Economic Research. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Warren Hurst Jones
Warren Hurst Jones, former head of the Department of Psychology, passed away on January 4, at his home in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was 71. There will be a memorial celebration of Jones's life at his home in Glasgow at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Read more...
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Science Forum Kicks Off Series with CDC Researcher

What do Splenda and carbamazephine, a seizure medication, have in common? Both could potentially be used as molecular markers of estrogen in wastewater. Find out more about the science of detecting toxins and diseases from CDC guest researcher Jess Hendricks at the first Science Forum of the spring semester at noon today in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Read more...

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Lecture Focuses on Effect of Islam on the West

Thomas Burman, professor of history and Riggsby Director of the Marco Institute, will explore the effect of Islam on Christian Europeans—and by extension the West in general—during the next "Conversations and Cocktails" talk at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2. The event is at the Grill at Highlands Row, 4705 Old Kingston Pike, and is sponsored by the UT Humanities Center. Read more...

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Chattanooga Paper Interviews Duran on 'Blue Lives Matter' Debate
The Chattanooga Times Free Press this week interviewed Robert Duran, an assistant professor of sociology, for a story about a new 'Blue Lives Matter' billboard in the city that is stirring debate. Read more...
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Announcements
UT Alert Test Set for 1:10 p.m. Today Read more...
Facilities Services Projects Catalog Available Online Read more...
Nomination Deadline for Notable UT Woman Award and Angie Warren Perkins Award is Today Read more...

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Events
You Call THAT Art? Closing Reception with Charlie Daniel, 5:00–7:00 p.m. today Read more...
Family Fun Day: The Maya and their Texts, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...
Brazilian Film Series: Trinta, 5:00 p.m. Sunday Read more...

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