March 1, 2017

John Currie Named Director of Athletics

John Currie, athletic director for Kansas State, has been named UT's next Director of Athletics. Currie worked for UT Athletics for 12 years prior to going to K-State in 2009. He will join Chancellor Beverly Davenport's cabinet as vice chancellor and director of athletics on April 1. Davenport announced the hire Tuesday after less than two weeks on the job. Read more...

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UT Celebrates Women’s History Month
March is Women's History Month and UT is celebrating with multiple events acknowledging the professional accomplishments of women past and present and discussing current topics that impact women every day. Author, journalist, and speaker Asra Nomani, pictured, will lecture on "The Paradox of Women in Islam" on Tuesday, March 7. Read more...
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Engineer Using Big Data to Help Solve Cold Cases
A national nonprofit group that includes David Icove, UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has found a new use for big data: crime solving. "The idea is to try to help solve cold cases through the use of big data and computer analytics," Icove said. "Data can reveal what the human component might not be able to distinguish." Read more...
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Communications and Marketing Wins Top Advertising Awards
The Office of Communications and Marketing won nine top awards at the annual Knoxville-area American Advertising Awards gala on February 25. In addition to winning a gold award, the College of Architecture and Design's annual report also brought home a best in category award. Read more...
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UTRF Launches Checkerboard Portfolio to Support Startups
The UT Research Foundation and Three Roots Capital have partnered to launch the UTRF Checkerboard Portfolio, a program that provides UT-affiliated startups with business development support and mentoring opportunities. The program primarily works with entrepreneurs who are looking to commercialize UTRF technology and need guidance to take their business to the next level. Read more...
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Museum's First Friday Open House Focused on Women's Artistic History

The McClung Museum will host its monthly First Friday open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 3. The monthly recurring series gives staff, faculty, students, and museum members a behind-the-scenes peek at gems from the museum's collections. Friday's event will focus on women as makers of objects and makers of history, using the museum’s arts and culture collections. Read more...

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In Memoriam: Ira Taylor Sliger

Ira Taylor Sliger, the founding director of recreation and the Student Aquatic Center, died February 27. He was 95. Read more...

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Events
Encounters of Difference: Race in Latin America and the Caribbean, 5:30 p.m. Today Read more...
UT Press Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday Read more...
Energy and Environmental Forum with Thomas Gillespie, 1 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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Ready for Your Performance Review?

Join a Facebook Live discussion with the Work Doctor, Professor Michael McIntyre from the Haslam College of Business, at noon Thursday for "Navigating Tough Performance Discussions." Staff performance reviews are due March 31. Read more...

Top 10 Hidden Gems on Campus

The Student Union, Hodges Library, or HSS Amphitheatre are great places to eat or hang out, but where else can you go when those places are crowded? University Housing staff members put together a fun list of "hidden gems" on campus. Read more...

 
 
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