February 14, 2017

Video: Celebrating Chancellor Cheek on His Last Day

Optimism. Leadership. "Unbounded enthusiasm" and "doggedly persistent." Watch a video of UT's faculty, staff, alumni, and donors talking about what they admire about Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and his work on behalf of the university and read a special report celebrating his legacy. Thank you, Chancellor Cheek, for all you have done for UT. Read more...

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'Last Lecture' with Chancellor Cheek on February 27
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Mortar Board will present the Last Lecture with Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, in the Toyota Auditorium. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture. Cheek, UT's seventh chancellor, will join the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies later this year. This event is free and open to the public. Read more...
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Researcher Launches Mindfulness-Based Intervention Project for Couples

Mindfulness practices could be a key to reducing stress and improving relationships for couples. A UT researcher is launching a home-based mindfulness intervention aimed at helping low-income couples build healthier and stronger relationships. Read more...

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Celebrate Black History Month with African American Read-In
Celebrate the written word of African American culture at the African American Read-In from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, February 24, in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to read an excerpt from their favorite book by an African American author. Read more...
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Boyer Receives SAEA Emerging Scholars Award
Chris Boyer, assistant professor of agricultural and resource economics, has been selected to receive an Emerging Scholars Award by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. The award is presented to high-performing, early-career professionals with demonstrated research and resulting publication activity. Read more...
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Award-winning Poet and Vietnam Emigrant to Read at Writers Series
Ocean Vuong will read his poetry at Writers in the Library at 7 p.m. Monday, February 20, in the Hodges Library auditorium. His 2016 book Night Sky with Exit Wounds has won multiple awards. Read more...
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USA Today Network Shares Feller Interview on Trump-Andrew Jackson Comparison
The USA Today Network featured an interview with Dan Feller, professor of history, about the comparisons between presidents Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson. Read more...
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Announcements
Chancellor’s Excellence in Academic Outreach Award Nominations Due February 24 Read more...
Registration Open for Human Resources 2017 Professional Development Conference for Women Read more...
Interested in volunteering at UT Gardens? Have garden items to donate? Check out this month’s newsletter Read more...

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Events
Getting to Know Canvas, 10 a.m. to Noon Wednesday Read more...
Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic (Film Screening and Q+A), 6 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
"Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to be Learned" featuring Paul Rusesabagina, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Read more...

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