February 9, 2017

In Pursuit of Happiness, Driver's Story Reflects Civil Rights Movement
Several famous names are synonymous with the civil rights movement of the 1960s—Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Thurgood Marshall, for example. One name that may not be so familiar: Wendell Scott, the first and only African American driver to win a stock car race at NASCAR’s highest level. Read more...
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Faculty Footnotes: Meet Thursday's Featured Faculty
Our faculty are experts in commercial litigation, law and social justice, library assessment, and library services for first-year students. Outside of work, one is a huge Harry Potter fan while another has been taking classes in clogging, sewing, mindfulness meditation, and photography. One is happily decorating a new home and another logs more than 15,000 steps a day. Enjoy today's Faculty Footnotes on Paula Schaefer and Ben Barton from the College of Law and Regina Mays and Ingrid Ruffin, pictured, from UT Libraries. Read more...
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Enrollment Management Busy Building Fall Class

Having topped last year's number of applications, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Kari Alldredge and the admissions team are preparing to welcome another large and high-achieving new class of Volunteers. Enrollment Management uses holistic review—looking at academic preparation but also other aspects of a student’s life and resume—as it continues to invite applicants to enroll. Read more...

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From Avoiding Plagiarism to Video Editing, There's a Workshop for You
UT Libraries hosts a variety of workshops that can help you publish, research, and create. Do you worry about ethical publishing and plagiarism? Want to brush up on basic publication ethics? Learning EndNote? Get hands-on help to format your citations automatically and create a citations library to insert them in Microsoft Word papers. Find out more about our workshops including open access publishing and digital humanities. Read more...
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Know Another Language? Join Conversation Partners

The English Language Institute is seeking volunteers to serve in its Conversation Partners program. Conversation Partners meet on a weekly basis with ELI international students to practice informal English conversation. Students, faculty, and staff can apply. Read more...

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Events
Book Signing by Maria M. Cornelius, author of The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt, 1–3 p.m. Sunday Read more...
Artist Lecture: Lee Benson, 7:30 p.m. Today Read more...

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Congratulations, Mike Musselman!

Congratulations to Mike Musselman, who was named Facilities Services Employee of the Month for January. Musselman, construction foreman, was recognized for his leadership, careful planning, and commitment to quality. Nominate an outstanding Facilities Services staffer to be the next Employee of the Month.

Faculty Appreciation Week

Today'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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