March 2, 2016

For Astronaut Kelly, Ride is Over, But Journey Has Just Begun

NASA Commander Scott Kelly, a UT graduate, returned to Earth from his one-year mission aboard the International Space Station last night. When asked during his final press conference what he would do once his mission was over, Kelly said, "I'm going to go home and jump in my pool." Read more...

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Trace Provides the Public with Access to Research

Access to research is essential to innovation and fosters the intellectual life of our communities. However, when a UT faculty member's research is mentioned in the media, there often isn't a way for the public to access the information. UT Libraries' Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (Trace) offers faculty a way to easily share their research and creative work with other researchers, the media, and the community fee-free while also preserving their materials. Read more...

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Larry Taylor Elected Honorary Fellow of Russian Academy of Sciences
Larry Taylor, known for his research on planetary rocks from the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, as well as terrestrial rocks and diamonds from deep within the Earth, has been elected an honorary fellow of the Russian Mineralogical Society and Russian Academy of Sciences. Read more...
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Join Colleagues for Mic/Nite on March 10
Got seven minutes? That’s all you’ll need to learn about some unique research happening on campus. Eleven faculty members will present their research at this spring’s Mic/Nite on Thursday, March 10, at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 North Central Avenue. The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. social hour, including pizza and a cash bar. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. Read more...
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Holzman Named Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies
Justine Holzman has been selected as the 2016 Maeder-York Family Fellow in Landscape Studies at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Holzman is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Landscape Architecture. As part of the fellowship, Holzman will be in residence this summer in the Renzo Piano–designed new wing of the Gardner Museum. Read more...
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Culinary Students to Hold Ice-Carving Demonstration Friday

Students in UT's Culinary Program will be carving ice sculptures, 4:00-6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, on the Locust Street side of the UT Conference Center at 600 Henley Street. The students also will prepare and serve appetizers to attendees. The event is free and open to the public Read more...

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March Calendars Available for Download
In just a few more weeks it will be springtime, which means open windows, fresh air, patio lunches, and—of course—spring-cleaning! Shake off those winter blues early by gathering up your gently used unwanted items and donating them to a local thrift store. Download this month's Make Orange Green desktop and screensaver wallpapers. Read more...
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Safe Spring Break Event Slated for March 7

The Center for Health Education and Wellness is hosting a Safe Spring Break event from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 7, on the lawn adjacent to the Humanities Amphitheater. The event promotes healthy decision-making during Spring Break and will focus on sun safety, sexual health, healthy drinking habits, and being an active bystander. Read more...

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Big Orange Family Campaign Continues Through March 11 Read more...

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Events
The Last Lecture: George Schweitzer, 5:30 p.m. today Read more...
No More Invisible Man: Professional Black Men's Gendered Interactions in Predominantly White Male Workplaces, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...
EPS Colloquium: Water in the Interiors of Earth and Mars, 3:40 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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