February 24, 2016

Going the Extra Mile: College of Law Spotlights Baxter, Long
The role of the state in defining and regulating marriage. The right of birth parents to choose adoptive parents for their children. These are just a few of the issues Professor Teri Baxter, pictured, examines in her research and teaches in her family and privacy law seminar. Professor Alex Long teaches and writes about torts, professional responsibility, employment law, and disability law. Long has helped the college develop two of its innovative new programs—the Master of Laws (LLM) program and the 3+3 program. Read more...
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Going the Extra Mile: CASNR Spotlights Gray, Logan
In his courses, Matt Gray, professor of wildlife ecology, works with students to create wetlands, leads class trips to wildlife refuge camps, and provides opportunities for research and teaching while studying deadly viruses that afflict some amphibians. Joanne Logan, associate professor of biosystems engineering and soil science, takes students to Third Creek to collect water samples, giving them the chance to test water in an urban environment. Logan's Geographic Information Systems class collects data from trees, litter, and stormwater around campus. Read more...
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Going the Extra Mile: CEHHS Spotlights Groenke, Wozencroft
Susan Groenke, associate professor of English education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education and director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, tries to figure out how to motivate adolescents to read and write—and then shares that knowledge with current and future teachers. Groenke, pictured, teaches a variety of courses that allow her students to hone their teaching skills in true classroom settings. Angela Wozencroft's career is an ongoing exercise in experiential learning. Wozencroft, associate professor in therapeutic recreation, oversees UT students who work at numerous camps for youth with a variety of disabilities. Read more...
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College of Nursing Selects Shelia Swift as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Shelia Swift, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, has been named assistant dean for undergraduate programs. "Since December, Dr. Swift has been doing an excellent job as interim in this position," said Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the college. "I look forward to working with her as a member of the administrative team and to her leadership in undergraduate programs." Read more...
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Nominate a Colleague for Meet UT Series
The HR Connection blog is launching a new Q-and-A series about the university’s interesting faculty and staff. In the profiles, we’ll highlight our co-workers who have especially interesting jobs, are conducting exciting research, or amaze everyone with their exceptional abilities and hobbies. We want to learn more about the behind-the-scenes players that keep the university running smoothly and give them a round of applause. Read more...
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A Lesson Before Dying Begins Tonight with Pay What You Wish Preview
A Lesson Before Dying, an adaptation of the Ernest J. Gaines novel by Romulus Linney, begins today in Clarence Brown Theatre's Carousel Theatre and runs through March 13. A Pay What You Wish preview performance is set for 7:30 p.m. today. A talk back with the actors is Sunday, March 6, following the 2:00 p.m. matinee. An open-captioned performance is 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13. View a calendar of related events on the Tennessee Today website. Read more...
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Explore Other Cultures During International Dance Competition
Dances from around the world will be on display during the annual International Dance Competition hosted by the International House. Last year's competition included Irish step dance, American breakdancing, Chinese pop dance, and Indian traditional dance. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 26, in the Alumni Memorial Building Cox Auditorium. Read more...
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Sick Raccoons Spotted on Ag Campus

There have been several instances of sick raccoons spotted around the agriculture campus in the past five days, according to certified wildlife biologists in UT's Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. Sick raccoons may stagger, walk in circles, or exhibit other strange behaviors. Do not attempt to touch, capture, or help these animals. Read more...

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Announcements
Visit Faculty Appreciation Week Website for Details on Discounts and Promotions Read more...
EOD to Host Professional Development Conference for Women Read more...
Call for Nominations: Chancellor's Honors Awards Read more...

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Events
Gallery of Excellence and Reception, 4:30–6:00 p.m. today Read more...
Pride Center Birthday Party, 4:00–6:00 p.m. Thursday Read more...
Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Lesson, 4:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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Faculty Appreciation Week Events Spotlight

On Thursday, drop by and tour the VolBooks store from noon to 2:00 p.m. Meet course materials managers and staff and receive information on the faculty book adoptions process, inclusive access, and digital course materials. At Faculty Pub, enjoy free appetizers, a cash bar, and networking with fellow tenure- and non-tenure track faculty from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the West Club of Neyland Stadium. Read more...

A Faculty Appreciation Week Shout Out from Above

From @UTKSGA on Twitter: We've found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! UT faculty you are amazing! @UTKnoxville #UTFaculty #VFL Read more...

 
 
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