February 10, 2017

Faculty Footnotes: Meet Today's Featured Faculty
Today's featured faculty are experts in positive youth development, Latino immigration, nursing, large animal medicine, and zoo doctoring. During their free time, one tends a small farm while another enjoys rock climbing. One practices Bikram yoga while another is a U2 fan. One is a self-professed adrenaline junkie while another is an app developer. Figure out who's who by reading today's Faculty Footnotes on Lora Beebe, pictured, and Laura Odom from the College of Nursing, Shandra Forrest-Bank and Mary Lehman Held from the College of Social Work, and Ed Ramsay and Ricardo Videla from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Read more...
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Learn More about the University's Bias Incident Procedures

The campus community is invited to a presentation by Associate Dean of Students Cynthia Polk-Johnson about the university's procedures for dealing with bias incidents on campus at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 16, in the Hodges Library auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Libraries' Diversity Committee. Read more...

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Ready for the World Music Series Celebrates Brazil

"The Ready for the World Music Series: Brazilian Colors" will feature a reception and an exhibit of artistic and cultural artifacts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12, in the lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. The musical performance begins at 2 p.m. in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public. Read more...

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Masters Endows Jackson Professorship in School of Advertising and PR
With a gift of $500,000, Suzanne S. Masters, a 1989 graduate of the School of Advertising and Public Relations, has established the DeForrest Jackson Endowed Professorship, named after her favorite professor. Jackson came to UT after retiring as communications director for Cola-Cola's corporate offices. He died in 2013. Read more...
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"Saturday Morning Physics" Lecture Considers Antimatter
Looking for something new to do this Saturday? Join the Department of Physics and Astronomy for its second lecture in a new series, "Saturday Morning Physics." Professor Yuri Kamyshkov will discuss one of the biggest unanswered questions in nature: where is antimatter in the universe? Read more...
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Libraries Invites Local Nonprofits to Research Workshop
East Tennessee nonprofit organizations are invited to register for a free workshop to be held Wednesday, February 22, on finding and accessing the latest research. Participation is limited and registration closes Tuesday. Read more...
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Prins Article on Piracy Featured in the Washington Post
Brandon Prins, professor of political science, and co-researcher Anup Phayal, postdoctoral research fellow with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, were recently featured as guest authors in the Washington Post. The article, "What do pirates want? To Steal Riches at Sea so They Can Pay for Wars on Land," describes where piracy still frequently occurs and why it continues to be a profitable way of life for rebels. Read more...
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Announcements
Register for the International Dance Competition Read more...
Deadline to Apply to Teach at English Immersion Camp in China Is February 17 Read more...

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Events
The Vagina Monologues, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Read more...
Diversity Job Fair, 3–6 p.m. Monday Read more...

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Photography

Avian Tracking Project Honored

A project to identify and track threatened, endangered and at-risk avian species on US Department of Defense facilities has been named the DOD's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program project of the year for 2016 for resource conservation and resiliency. The effort by a team of UTIA researchers was led by David Buehler, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. Read more...

Faculty Appreciation Week

Today's events include Dig In: Unpacking the Curriculum with Cultural Objects from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Decorative Experience gallery at McClung Museum. Read the week's shout-outs to our faculty on the Faculty Appreciation Week website. Read more...

 
 
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