February 25, 2016

Going the Extra Mile: Arts and Sciences Spotlights Tardy, Commander
Greg Tardy, pictured, has found sweet harmony between his work as an assistant professor of jazz saxophone and his own booming music career. Michelle Commander, assistant professor of English and Africana studies, sees her classroom as an incubator, provide a nurturing environment to encourage positive social change among her students. Read more...
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Going the Extra Mile: Arts and Sciences Spotlights Gordon, Xue
Kristina Coop Gordon, pictured, psychology professor and associate director of clinical training, prepares her students to deal with a range of emotions related to infidelity, betrayal, revenge, and forgiveness as future therapists. Ben Xue is a believer in putting students in real-life situations and engaging them to solve critical problems to enhance their learning experiences and lead to value-added educational outcomes. Read more...
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Research Into Power Systems Nets UT's Sun NSF CAREER Award
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Kai Sun was recently chosen by the National Science Foundation for a CAREER award, making him the third faculty member from the college chosen for such a prestigious honor since November. Sun's work focuses on finding new ways to understand and prevent power system instability and aims to improve the accuracy of monitoring results. Read more...
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You Could Be the Match That Saves a Life

Faculty, staff, and students, ages 18–44, can register to be included in a national database of bone marrow donors at UT Athletics' annual Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive from noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 27, at the Lauricella Center at Neyland Stadium. The lives of thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell anemia, or other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be the Match bone marrow registry. Read more...

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Alderman Elected Vice President of American Association of Geographers
Derek Alderman has been elected vice president of the American Association of Geographers, the nation's premier academic and professional geography organization. Alderman, head of the Department of Geography, begins his term this summer. Read more...
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Brothers Is President-Elect of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Ernest L. Brothers, associate dean of the Graduate School, director of the Office of Graduate Training and Mentorship, has been elected president of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools. Read more...
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McCoy Is Quest Scholar of the Week
Dorian L. McCoy, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies, conducts research focused on the experiences of people of color in higher education. His research explores the socialization and transitional experiences of faculty, administrators, and graduate students from historically underrepresented groups, which includes access for undergraduate and graduate students to higher education. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected McCoy as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Foreign Language Students Showcase Talents at UT March 1

UT students will have the opportunity to showcase a variety of cultures during a talent show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1. The community is invited to the international talent show "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" in the Cox Auditorium of the Alumni Memorial Building. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...

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Announcements
Community Engagement Incentive Grants Proposals Due March 4 Read more...
Save the Date: Tennessee Venture Challenge Is April 6 Read more...
Partnership Promise Online Well-Being Assessment Due March 15 Read more...

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Events
Faculty Pub, 4:00–7:00 p.m. today Read more...
Pride Center Birthday Party, 4:00–6:00 p.m. today Read more...
The Once and Future Maya: Cultural Resurgence and Revival in the Modern World, 5:15 p.m. today Read more...

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Faculty Appreciation Week Events Spotlight

Faculty and staff can learn from colleagues and students involved in Experience Learning projects at a breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Friday. Free and open to the campus community, but registration is required. Students are encouraged to stop by the SGA Traditions booth on Pedestrian Walkway, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, to vote for their favorite faculty member or instructor and share a pic with a message of appreciation for our Big Orange Faculty. Read more...

Nursing Students Share Their Thanks with Faculty

From @utknursing: Celebrate faculty appreciation week! Write your note of thanks to nursing faculty members! #UTFaculty #volnurse Read students' shout outs to faculty on the Faculty Appreciation website. Read more...

 
 
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