March 8, 2017

Best of Both Worlds: Science of Metallic Glass Advances

How is it possible to take the best characteristics of metals and glasses and combine them into one super-strong yet easily malleable material? Takeshi Egami, UT-ORNL Distinguished Scientist and professor of materials science and engineering, knows the answer, because he’s been working on it for more than 45 years. Read more...

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Reducing Your Risk of Illness

UT is working with the Knox County Health Department to determine the cause of a gastrointestinal illness that affected some members of the Phi Mu sorority over the weekend. The Knox County Health Department is trying to determine the total number of cases and how many might have been treated at other facilities. Read more...

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Meet Our Volunteer Family: Danny Glassmann
Associate dean of students Danny Glassmann has made his way across the Southeast but has found his home in Big Orange Country. Danny grew up in Pocahontas, a small town in rural northeast Arkansas, and attended the University of Central Arkansas, where he discovered his passion for higher education and student affairs through his campus involvement. Read more about Danny and nominate an inspiring UT community member for this series. Read more...
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Campus Road Closures Set for Spring Break
UT has scheduled several campus construction and repair projects to take place during spring break, March 13–17, when pedestrian and vehicle traffic are at reduced levels. Read more...
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Make the Most of Your VolCard
Your VolCard is your passport to many things on campus. But you may not be aware of all the ways you can use your VolCard—and the perks you can receive by using your card—both on and off campus. Read more...
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Professors Elected to Offices in Scientific Society

Scott Senseman, professor and head of UT’s Department of Plant Sciences, will serve as the Weed Science Society of America president-elect in 2017, and Larry Steckel, professor of plant sciences, will serve as vice-president. Read more...

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Saturday Lecture Discusses Cellular Biophysics
Jaan Mannik, assistant professor of physics, will present "Physics and Nanotechnology to Study Bacterial Cells" at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at this week’s Saturday Morning Physics lecture. Mannik will examine how bacteria play a role in serving ecosystems and form an unseen majority of cells in our body. Read more...
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Announcements
Register for Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 2.0: Food Security and Hunger Read more...
Fall Timetable Available; Registration Begins March 20 Read more...
RSVP for Thursday's Mic/Nite at Relix Variety Theatre Read more...

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Events
Baker Cafe: Visions of Mars, 3:30 p.m. Today Read more...
Diversity Dialogues: Understanding Health Across Communities, 6 p.m. Today Read more...
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, Michael Eric Dyson, 6 p.m. Today Read more...

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