February 8, 2017

Campus Reception for Chancellor Cheek
In February 2009, Jimmy G. Cheek stepped onto UT's campus as its seventh chancellor. Eight years later, the impact of his leadership can be seen and felt throughout Rocky Top. The campus community is invited to a reception hosted by John Zomchick, interim provost and senior vice chancellor, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. today to thank Chancellor Cheek and wish him well as he joins the faculty. Read more...
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Faculty Footnotes: Meet Today's Featured Faculty
UT faculty are experts in higher education, nutrition, nuclear engineering, and urban water sustainability. In their personal lives, two are outdoor enthusiasts. One excels at table tennis while another loves board games. Match the professional work with the personal passions by reading today's Faculty Footnotes on Patrick Biddix, pictured, and Dallas Donohoe from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, and Jamie Coble and Jon Hathaway from the Tickle College of Engineering. Read more...
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Science Forum: Grissino-Mayer to Discuss Gatlinburg Fires February 10
Henri Grissino-Mayer will present "The Gatlinburg Fires–What Mother Nature Is Telling Us" at the Science Forum from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. The 40-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Grissino-Mayer, professor of geography, will address whether the wildfire that devastated Gatlinburg in November could have been prevented and if it is a harbinger of the risk of future wildfires in the southeastern United States. Read more...
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Commissions to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick recently held listening sessions with three key campus advisory groups—the Commission for Blacks, the Commission for Women, and the Commission for LGBT People. The sessions' goals were to open channels of communication, hear the groups' concerns, and discuss solutions. Read more...

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Apply for Funds to Develop Health and Wellness Initiatives
Campus Wellness Awards provide funds for departments to develop health- and wellness-related initiatives in partnership with Be Well. Your project must align with one or more of the Be Well focus areas: Move More, Eat Better, and Cut Out Tobacco. Five awards of up to $500 will be awarded. Apply by February 17. Read more...
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Submit Abstracts for Women in STEM Research Symposium

The STEM Committee of the Commission For Women will host the annual Women in STEM Research Symposium on Tuesday, March 21, in Hodges Library. This conference will highlight scholarly contributions made by UT Knoxville women in STEM via poster and oral presentations. Abstract submission is open to students, faculty, and staff. Read more...

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Announcements
Nominate Faculty to Attend Regional NIH Seminar Read more...
Celebration of African Music Thursday in Natalie Haslam Music Center Read more...
VolTech: Computer Upgrade Purchases Deadline to Order Is Monday Read more...

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Events
Prezi Tips for Conferences, 3:30 p.m. Today Read more...
Machine Guns and Lonely Orphans: Yiddish Music in the Soviet Union during the Holocaust, 7 p.m. Today Read more...
Chinese Lantern Festival, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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Cone Zone

Lake Avenue will be closed to through traffic between 18th and 19th streets through February 22. Read more...

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Legal Clinic Begins 70th Year

UT's Legal Clinic celebrated its 70th year with a swearing-in for student attorneys. Before administering the oath, Judge D. Kelly Thomas, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, who began his own legal career as a clinic attorney, challenged the students to listen to their clients and fight for their interests. Read more...

Faculty Appreciation Week

Today's events include Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek's Farewell Party, discount tickets to men's basketball game vs. Ole Miss, and discount tickets to Outside Mullingar. Thursday's events include Dig In: Unpacking the Curriculum with Cultural Objects, Faculty Pub, and free tickets to the Lady Vols basketball game against Missouri. Read more...

 
 
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