February 12, 2016

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Handbooks Available Online

UT and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club have partnered to create the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Collection, an online digital collection documenting ninety years of hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. The UT Libraries has digitized the complete series of Smoky Mountains Hiking Club handbooks, which outline the club's schedule of hikes and social events from 1926 to 2015. Read more...

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HR Connection: Human Resources Moves Back to Campus
The staff of the Knoxville campus Human Resources office has moved to 105 Student Services Building in Circle Park, in close proximity to Andy Holt Tower, the Communications Building, and the McClung Museum. "This move represents the chancellor's and HR's ongoing commitment to provide great customer service to the staff and faculty," said Linda Hendricks Harig, vice chancellor for human resources. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Leonard Handler
Leonard Handler, a longtime professor in the Department of Psychology, passed away February 6. He was 79. Handler came to UT in 1964. He supervised graduate students in the clinical doctoral program. Read more...
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Registration Opens Sunday for Sixty-Sixth Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage
Registration for the sixty-sixth annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage opens at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, February 14. The event is April 19-23 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each year, more than 700 people from more than thirty-five states and beyond descend on the Great Smoky Mountains to see the forest flowers blooming as vibrant spring migratory birds return to their summer home. Read more...
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The Atlantic: Business Faculty Members Search for Origins of Racial Wage Gap

Center for Business and Economic Research faculty member Celeste Carruthers and Economics faculty member Marianne Wanamaker were recently featured in The Atlantic. In the article, Carruthers and Wanamaker shed light on today’s racial wage gap by turning to history. Read more...

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Huffington Post, Other Outlets Highlight LGBT Study
Patrick Grzanka and Joe Miles's study on sexual orientation belief continues to garner national and international attention. The Huffington Post and other media outlets have highlighted the research, which suggests that "born this way" beliefs may not be the key to reducing homophobia. Read more...
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Announcements
Call for Nominations: Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award Read more...
UT Arboretum to Host Water-Healthy Landscape Lecture Series Read more...
Deadline to Request NIMBioS Support for Research Is March 1 Read more...

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Events
Cello Concert: Wesley Baldwin, 8:00 p.m. today Read more...
Traces of the Trade: Screening and Talkback, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...
Symphony Orchestra Performs Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, 4:00 p.m. Sunday Read more...

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Photography

Celebrating RecycleMania

UT Recycling shared refreshments and facts with people traveling through the Pedestrian Mall on Thursday. Pictured, from left to right, are Sarah Murray, of Americorps; Jonah Hall, student recycling assistant; Jay Price, recycling manager for UT Facilities Services; and Cody Hudson, student recycling assistant. Hall is wearing between 500 to 600 plastic bags collected during last year's RecycleMania. Read more...

A Snowy Day on Rocky Top

From Twitter: @SarayaShoemaker posted this image of Ayres Hall in the snow this morning. Share your snowy scenes with us by using the #VolSnowDay hashtag. Read more...

 
 
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