February 13, 2017

Column: Chancellor Appreciative of Hard Work, Progress on Journey
In a guest column for the News Sentinel, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek thanks the Knoxville community for its support of the university and reflects on the many changes at UT in his eight years as chancellor. Read more...
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Big Orange Family Campaign Begins Today
The Big Orange Family Campaign is an annual month-long effort to enhance philanthropy among faculty and staff. When faculty and staff give to UT, they demonstrate the value of investing in our university and higher education. Faculty and staff gifts also inspire alumni and friends to invest in UT. >> Video Read more...
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Rusesabagina to Speak about "Hotel Rwanda"
While working as a hotel manager, Paul Rusesabagina hid and protected more than 1,200 Hutu and Tutsi refugees during the Rwandan genocide. His efforts were the basis of the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda, starring Don Cheadle as Rusesabagina. Rusesabagina will present "Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to be Learned," from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, in Cox Auditorium. Read more...
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Lights, Camera, Action: Exhibit Spotlights East Tennesseans in Film
Beginning with a gift from the legendary director Clarence Brown in 1973, the UT Libraries began assembling a collection of screenplays, scripts, movie posters and other items documenting East Tennesseans who have made their careers in film. Read more...
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HPV Epidemic Documentary to Screen; Vaccine Clinic Planned
The Center for Health Education and Wellness is partnering with the College of Nursing, the Knox County Health Department, and UT Medical Center to present the award-winning documentary Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, in Alumni Memorial Building Room 32. An HPV vaccine clinic for students will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on February 21 and 22 at the Wesley Foundation, 1718 Melrose Place. Read more...
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Check Your Heart Health This Month
February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. Give yourself the best valentine—set goals now to get your heart healthy. Nearly 80 percent of heart disease and strokes can be prevented by lifestyle changes. Read more...
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Federal Public Defender to Speak at Blackshear Gala

Assistant Federal Public Defender Dumaka Shabazz, an alumnus of the College of Law, will deliver the keynote address at the 17th annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala on Friday. A member of the Federal Public Defender's Office in Nashville, Shabazz represents clients charged with fraud, homicide, and other violent, white-collar, or large-scale narcotics crimes. Read more...

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Knoxville Mercury Highlights Sprecher's Solo Exhibit at Knoxville Museum of Art
Art professor Jered Sprecher's first solo exhibition is now open at the Knoxville Museum of Art and runs through April. The Knoxville Mercury calls him an "untortured artist" and one of the country's leading abstract artists. Read more...
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Announcements
Deadline to Register for Research for Nonprofit Workshop Is Tuesday Read more...
Learn about Qualitative Research at Friday Session at the Public House Read more...

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Events
Darwin Day Keynote Lecture, 7 p.m. Today Read more...
Getting to Know Canvas, 10 a.m. to Noon Wednesday Read more...

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Cone Zone

The SEC swimming and diving championship this week at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center will impact parking and traffic on the west side of campus. Staff and commuter student lots near the aquatic center will be used by SEC officials, teams, spectators, and media. UT Drive will be closed to through traffic, although access will be maintained to Fleet Management. Read more...

 
 
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