February 22, 2016

Going the Extra Mile: College of Engineering Spotlights Irick, Melcher
Chuck Melcher, pictured, director of the Scintillation Materials Research Center, is conducting research that has applications in fighting both terrorism and cancer. Butch Irick, a research assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been in the driver's seat as hybrid vehicle technology has moved from experimental to commonplace. Read more...
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Going the Extra Mile: College of Nursing Spotlights Lasater, Myers
Carole Myers, pictured, associate professor of nursing and a family nurse practitioner, has devoted herself to improving communities through advocacy and community-based research to advance understanding of health inequities and access to care across Tennessee. Karen Lasater has traveled the world with the College of Nursing, instructing undergraduate and graduate nursing students on international health care systems, tropical diseases, and cultural competency. As a clinical assistant professor, she helped lay the groundwork for a partnership between the college and nurses in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Read more...
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Going the Extra Mile: Vet Med Spotlights Biskup, Tolbert
An assistant professor and small-animal internist, Katie Tolbert, pictured, works to learn more about animal diseases and new safe treatment options. Her research interest lies in the field of gastroenterology. Although Jeff Biskup's clinical interest is in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, within a span of four days, the assistant professor could be on clinicals with students, performing surgery, talking to animal owners, or conducting research. Read more...
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Workshops Focus on Making Word Documents Accessible
Have you ever considered how you read a Word document? Research shows that readers scan the content and jump forward to the information that seems most important, glancing through the images, graphs, and tables to quickly make sense of the visuals. Read more...
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Baker Center Hosts February Guest Lecturers

The Baker Center will host two guest lecturers later this month. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Marianne Wanamaker, assistant professor of economics, will present "Discrimination and the American Economy" at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 24. Samar Ali, an international conflict mediator and attorney for Bone, McAllester, Norton PLLC in Nashville, will present "Countering Violent Extremism in Syria and Beyond" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 29. Read more...

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Local Media Outlets Spotlight Big Orange Meal Share
The Big Orange Meal Share program, which launched in January, allows students to donate their unused guest meals and allows others to contribute funds to benefit students in need. Anagha Uppal, a junior in the College Scholars Program, and Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, worked together to bring the program to life. Media outlets showcased the Big Orange Meal Share. Read more...
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Researchers Develop Way to Better Predict Disease-Causing Mutations in Human Genes
Two UT researchers have developed a method that could help clinicians and scientists better predict which mutations in people's genes could cause a disease and which would remain dormant. Using a computational approach, Ogun Adebali, pictured, and Igor Jouline have created a way to trace the evolutionary history of a human gene much more precisely. Data gleaned from this method will help doctors know how to more effectively treat patients. Read more...
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Announcements
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Events
Writers in the Library: William Wright, 7:00 p.m. today Read more...
Shylocks: Anti-Semitism, Pugilism, and the Repertoire of Theatrical Violence, 3:30 p.m. today Read more...
Video Everywhere: A New Video Option for Blackboard Learn, 9:00 a.m. Tuesday Read more...

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