February 2, 2016

University Hosting Events to Mark Black History Month

February is Black History Month, the annual celebration of the achievements of black Americans and their role in US history. UT is celebrating with a slate of events across departments. The Clarence Brown Theatre is staging A Lesson Before Dying in conjunction with Knox County Public Library's The Big Read, and other offices are hosting events related to the production. The list of events is illustrated with historical photographs taken around Knoxville that are part of the UT Libraries Special Collections' African-American Photography Collection. Read more...

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Engineering Departments Named in Consortium

UT's study of nuclear engineering and scintillation materials got a significant boost with a research group being named a major player in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy. Read more...

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Final Feedback Sought in Graduate School Dean Search

The search for a new vice provost and dean of the Graduate School is wrapping up, and the search committee is seeking final feedback from the campus community regarding the three candidates. Read more...

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Chancellor Issues Statement About Commemorative Patch

All Tennessee women's athletics teams will wear a commemorative Lady Vol logo patch on their uniform, honoring the legacy of the Lady Vols during the 2016–2017 season. The patch will include the Lady Vol logo. Women's basketball will not wear the patch because they have maintained the name Lady Vols as a tribute to Coach Pat Summitt. Read more...

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UT Knoxville Receives Full Reaccreditation

UT Knoxville's academic accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The SACSCOC Board of Trustees wrote in their confirmation letter that no additional report from UT was necessary, and that the university's next reaffirmation will take place in 2025. Read more...

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In Memoriam: John Muldowny
John Muldowny, a longtime faculty member in the Department of History, passed away on January 27. He was eighty-four. Muldowny came to UT in 1960, after graduating from Yale University. He served as associate head and interim head of the department during a time of rapid change in the discipline, the department, and the university. Read more...
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Water Conservation Focus of February Calendar
More than one hundred Brita water bottle refilling stations in buildings across campus provide free filtered water. The next time you need a break, grab your reusable water bottle and head to the nearest refill station. After you've quenched your thirst, be sure to download February's Make Orange Green desktop and screensaver wallpapers. Read more...
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Announcements
Office of Research and Engagement Offers Broader Impact and Grant Resources Read more...
Call for Proposals: Fuller Challenge for Socially Responsible Design Read more...
Faculty Survey on Research Tools Closes February 9 Read more...

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Events
Bangladesh Cooking Demo, 6:00 p.m. today Read more...
Ignored Model, Admired Enemy: Islam and Christian Europe, 6:00 p.m. today Read more...
African American Trailblazer Series: Don Frieson, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday Read more...

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