February 4, 2016

Vice Chancellor Nichols Announces Retirement
Margie Nichols, vice chancellor for communications and marketing, has announced her plans to retire from UT later this year. Nichols has served the Knoxville campus as vice chancellor for more than seven years, overseeing media and internal relations, creative communications, video and photography, and WUOT-FM, the community's National Public Radio station. Read more...
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UT Among Princeton Review's Best Value Colleges

UT is profiled in the Princeton Review's Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck 2016 edition, available today in bookstores and online. The book highlights colleges and universities that do a great job in two areas: making college more affordable for students and providing outstanding career preparation and placement for graduates. Read more...

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Join Students for a Meal Through Lunch Hours
Through the Lunch Hours program, students are able to invite a faculty or staff member to lunch, free of charge. The program, a partnership between the Office of the Dean of Students and Volunteer Dining, provides lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays at Presidential Court Café, the Student Union, or Southern Kitchen. Read more...
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Research Shoots to Improve Solar Energy
SunShot might sound like the next wave of NASA missions, or perhaps even the latest weapon of a James Bond villain, but it's a US Department of Energy research initiative that holds the potential to reshape the way we think about, gather, and use solar energy. The SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership recently awarded a $2.3 million project to the College of Engineering and its collaborators. Read more...
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Jalata Is Quest Scholar of the Week
Asafa Jalata, professor of sociology, global studies, and Africana studies, has published a new book, Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization: From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Jalata as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Columbia Professor to Discuss Global Thought February 11

A Columbia University philosophy scholar will discuss global thought in a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11. Akeel Bilgrami will give a talk titled "Agency, Value and Alienation" in the Hodges Library auditorium. His lecture is free and open to the public. Read more...

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Poet Kenneth Pobo at Writers in the Library
Kenneth Pobo will read his poetry at Writers in the Library at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, in the Hodges Library auditorium. Earlier in the day, Pobo will hold an author chat with students, "How to Make Your Chapbook Count," at 2:00 p.m. in 1210-1211 McClung Tower. Read more...
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Announcements
Call for Nominations: Chancellor's Citation Awards Read more...
Lady Vols vs. UConn Blood Drive Battle Ends Friday Read more...
Summer Teaching Opportunity in China Available Read more...

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Events
Eleventh Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop: Performing Texts, Friday and Saturday Read more...
Science Forum: The Changing Model of Botanical Gardens, noon Friday Read more...
First Friday at the UT Downtown Gallery, 5:00–9:00 Friday Read more...

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