February 3, 2017

UT to Host Events Celebrating Black History Month
Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero behind Hotel Rwanda, and Bree Newsome, the activist who removed the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House, are among the speakers who will be at UT during February to celebrate Black History Month. In addition to hosting well-known speakers, other events will celebrate African American music, international dance, and diversity in the workplace. Read more...
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Reading Expert: Books for Kids of All Ages to Celebrate Black History Month
Kids of all ages can celebrate Black History Month through books that explore rich contributions that have been made by African Americans. Check out recommendations from Cindy Welch, associate director of the Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature, for books that celebrate music and culture, as well as science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Read more...
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Experience Learning Grants and Training Available

Grants and training are now available for faculty and staff to redesign courses or sponsor co-curricular or extracurricular programming that advances our Experience Learning initiative. Meanwhile, the first 16 courses are now being reviewed for Experience Learning designation in the fall 2017 course catalog. Read more...

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Science Forum to Feature Colin Sumrall and Edrioasteroids

Colin Sumrall will present "Hitching Rides in Paleozoic Seas: Ancient Creatures and Their Shellfish Taxis" at the Science Forum at noon today in Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. Read more...

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McClung Museum Opens Divine Felines Exhibition on Saturday
The McClung Museum opens the new exhibition Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt on Saturday. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egyptian imagery for thousands of years. Eighty items from the Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view through May 7. Read more...
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Governor's Chair Lecture to Address Relationship of Buildings and Ecosystems
Scott Duncan, design partner for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 6, in McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building. Read more...
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Two Baker Ambassadors Participating in Harvard Political Conference

Two UT students are participating in the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement conference at the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, today through Sunday, February 5. Read more...

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Announcements
International Application for Graduate School Deadline Extended to February 15 Read more...
Offices Merge to Become the Office of New Student and Family Programs Read more...
Research Presentation to Explore Dark Skies Tourism in Appalachia Read more...

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Events
Anthropology Lecture: New Paths to Social Justice and Recovering the Past, 3:30 p.m. Today Read more...
East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival, 3:30 p.m. Sunday Read more...
Writers in the Library: LeAnne Howe, 7 p.m. Monday Read more...

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