March 2, 2017

Following His Heart, Alum Serves At-Risk Kids

As executive director of the Heart of Los Angeles afterschool program, UT alum Tony Brown ('00) spends his time providing a safe space in an area of the city that’s filled with stories of kids turning to drugs and violence because there is no alternative. He does it, in part, because he himself lost two brothers to drugs. Read more...

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1,000 Trees to Be Planted at UT Friday
The UT campus will be a little greener Friday when 1,000 trees are planted in honor of Tennessee Arbor Day. The Make Orange Green initiative and Facilities Services are organizing the event, which is part of the greater Second Creek Restoration Project. Read more...
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Program Today to Welcome New AD John Currie
UT's Athletics Department will host an introductory program to welcome new vice chancellor and director of athletics John Currie at 4:30 p.m. today at Thompson-Boling Arena. The event will be streamed live on UTSports.com. The program is open to the campus and larger community. Read more...
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Tornado Drill Today; Find Hidden Prizes Around Campus
After Wednesday's severe weather, we want to remind you about staying safe in the event of a tornado hitting campus. There is a tornado awareness drill today using the UT Alert text and email system. Follow the @utknoxville Snapchat to find hidden prizes around campus. Read more...
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Science Forum: DeBruyn to Discuss Life After Death
Jennifer DeBruyn, associate professor of bioengineering, will present "Life After Death: Microbial Ecology of Human Decomposition" at this week’s Science Forum at noon Friday. Read more...
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Undergraduate Research Open House Is Tuesday
The Office of Undergraduate Research is hosting an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7. Learn more about EURēCA, find out more about research travel grants, and get information about publishing in Pursuit, the campus journal of undergraduate research. Stop by for snacks and giveaways! Read more...
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Saturday Morning Physics Features the Cosmic Photo Album
Join Newton W. and Wilma C. Thomas Endowed Chair Anthony Mezzacappa for a Saturday Morning Physics lecture titled, "A Look through the Cosmic Photo Album at our Ancestors: Massive Stars," at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4. Read more...
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UT's Centaur Featured on Roadside America This Week

The half-excavated body of a faux centaur—part man, part horse—showcased on the main floor of Hodges Library has been chosen as the Sight of the Week by the editors of RoadsideAmerica.com. The popular display is a work of art, made from tea-stained bones of a pony and a medical school skeleton. The centaur will be featured as the lead story on RoadsideAmerica.com for this week. Read more...

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Announcements
Community Engagement Incentive Grant Proposals Due Friday Read more...
OIT Needs Your Input! Take the OIT Customer Satisfaction Survey Read more...
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Events
Faculty Pub, 4–7 p.m. Today Read more...
Social Media Week: CCI Social Media Research Roundtable, 3:30 p.m. Today Read more...
Sports, Sex, and God: Evangelical Female Athletes and the Policing of Sexual Desire, 5:30 p.m. Today Read more...

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