February 16, 2017

"Hi, I'm Beverly": Chancellor Davenport Talks about Getting Started at UT

One of Beverly Davenport's first meetings on her first day was with student reporters of the Daily Beacon newspaper—an indicator of what she considers a top priority as the new UT Knoxville chancellor. "I love seeing the students, because they are really why we are here," she said. "The students will lead us—their inspiration, their energy, and their enthusiasm. They are going to . . . put Tennessee on the map where it belongs among the premier and preeminent universities in this country and in the world." >> Video: Chancellor Davenport's First Day Read more...

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Coverage Roundup: Chancellor Davenport's First Day

News outlets took notice as Beverly Davenport began work Wednesday as UT's eighth chancellor. Read more...

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Social Work Professor and Burn Survivor Develops App to Help Burn Victims
Burn patients need support to transition to burn survivors. That's why Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT's College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge to help them heal faster. Read more...
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Fleming-Morrow Lecture Examines Role of Black Soldiers in WWI
World War I was a transformative time in African American history—more than 380,000 black soldiers fought and labored in the US Army during the conflict. Their role in the war will be the focus of UT’s second annual Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 23. Chad L. Williams, associate professor and chair of the African and Afro-American Studies Department at Brandeis University, will deliver the lecture. Read more...
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Test of UT Alert Scheduled for Friday
The university plans to test the UT Alert mass notification system at 1:10 p.m. Friday, February 17. The UT Alert system sends messages to every student, faculty, and staff e-mail account. The message will also be sent to the Guardian app, computer displays with the Alertus software downloaded, building signage, campus cable TV, and those who are signed up to receive alerts via text messaging. Read more...
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School of Music to Celebrate Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer
The School of Music is celebrating composer Jennifer Higdon—a native of Maryville whose honors include both a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy award—this week. Today, Higdon will lecture at 12:40 p.m. in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. Tonight, UT's Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and soloist Andrew Bliss will perform some of Higdon's works at 8 p.m. in the James R. Cox Auditorium of Alumni Memorial Building. Read more...
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Science Forum: Elena Shpak to Shine Light on GMOs
Elena Shpak, associate professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, will present "The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms" at this week's Science Forum, set for noon Friday, February 17. Read more...
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Nominate Outstanding Students, Faculty, and Staff for Chancellor's Honors Read more...
Students Will Compete in International Dance Competition Friday, February 24 Read more...

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CYBER Brown Bag Lunch, Noon to 1 p.m. Friday Read more...
Performances for CBT's Outside Mullingar This Weekend

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Cone Zone

A section of Circle Drive in front of the Austin Peay building will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as workers repair the building's roof. The section of road will reopen after 5 p.m. each day. For more info, call 974-3061.

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