February 11, 2016

A Heart for Others: From Peace Corps Volunteer to Tennessee Volunteer
With a heart to help others and a desire to make the world a better place, Abby Borst spent two years in Panama as a Peace Corps volunteer before enrolling at UT last fall. Borst is the first student in the College of Social Work to pursue her graduate degree through the Peace Corps’ national Paul Coverdell Fellowship. Read more...
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Graduate Certificate Combines Contract Law, Engineering

The College of Law recently launched a graduate certificate in contractual and legal affairs in engineering and construction, offered in conjunction with the College of Engineering. Students can begin their studies toward the graduate certificate in fall 2016. Read more...

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Study: Whooping Cranes' Predatory Behavior Key for Adaptation, Survival
The whooping crane, with its snowy white plumage and trumpeting call, is one of the most beloved American birds, and one of the most endangered. As captive-raised cranes are re-introduced in Louisiana, they are gaining a new descriptor: natural killer. A new study from a UT researcher suggests Louisiana cranes are faring well thanks in part to their penchant for hunting reptiles and amphibians. Read more...
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Mercer is Quest Scholar of the Week
Associate Dean of Libraries and Director of Newfound Press Holly Mercer is participating in the Leadership Fellows program sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Mercer as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Libraries Cease Support for SelectedWorks Author Gallery
The UT Libraries has ceased support for the SelectedWorks Author Gallery in Trace, UT's institutional repository. Librarians recommend that authors interested in an alternative to SelectedWorks register for a free ORCID identifier and publishing profile. Workshops on ORCID and how ORCID and Trace complement each other will be held February 17, 18, and 25. Register for a workshop. Read more...
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Announcements
Utsala Shrestha Is January's Courage to Climb Award Winner Read more...
Call for Proposals: Sessions and Poster Related to Food Security Read more...
Call for Nominations: Alumni Public Service Award Read more...

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Events
UT Science Forum: How Bigger Is Better in Additive Manufacturing, noon Friday Read more...
Walk with a Vol, noon Friday Read more...
Darwin Day Birthday Celebration, 4:00–6:00 p.m. Friday Read more...

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Photography

Throwback Thursday: A Glimpse into Knoxville's Black History

The African-American Photography Collection, MS.2129 in UT Libraries' Special Collections, consists of images of black Knoxvillians taken between 1900 and 1910, including this photograph of Dr. C.S. Boyd, a local dentist. Read more...

Facilities Services Employee of the Month: Bethany Morris

Bethany Morris is the Facilities Services Employee of the Month for January. She was recognized for being a team player, taking on any task and seeing it through. Morris is a vital member of the Design Services team, managing the Campus Planning Design Committee and the Campus Master Plan update. Nominate a Facilities Services staff member for Employee of the Month for February.

 
 
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