March 9, 2016

Volunteer Spring Break: Students to Serve Communities through Alternative Break Program

Seventy students, along with a handful of faculty and staff members, will spend their spring break serving others through organizations in five communities across the Southeast. Another group of students will travel to Prague to participate in projects related to social justice education and the prevention of human trafficking. Read more...

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Nursing Students to Volunteer in Belize During Spring Break

Nursing students will spend their spring break volunteering in San Ignacio, Belize, during the College of Nursing's annual international health care trip. Lynn Blackburn and Karen Lasater, both clinical assistant professors in the college, will travel with eleven students to San Ignacio. The town is in a remote area where homes often lack basic provisions such as electricity and water. Read more...

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Help UT Claim Victory in RecycleMania Competition

For the eleventh consecutive year, UT is competing in the nationwide RecycleMania Tournament. Approximately 400 schools compete each spring to see who can produce the least amount of waste as well as recycle and compost the most. Check out these tips—like using a reusable mug and recycling as much as you can around the office—for maximizing your RecycleMania contribution. Read more...

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Gross Helped Compile Annual 'Freedom of the Press' Report

Peter Gross, director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, recently served as a ratings reviewer on Freedom House's worldwide annual Freedom of the Press report. Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. Every year, the organization releases a report about each country's relative level of press freedom. Read more...

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Cortez Appointed Chair of ALA Committee on Education

Ed Cortez, professor and former director of the School of Information Sciences, has been appointed chair of the American Libraries Association Committee on Education. He will take office in June after the ALA annual conference. Cortez is on professional leave this academic year and will return to the SIS faculty in the fall. Read more...

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Sustainability Expert to Address Water Resources, Safety in Presentation

Nancy Love, a national expert in water resources and security, will present "At the Confluence: Nutrients, Trace Chemicals, and Sustainability in the Urban Water Sector" at 4:00 p.m. today in Room 622 of the Min Kao Building. Love's talk will be simulcast online. Read more...

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Announcements
OIT Needs Your Input on Customer Satisfaction Survey Read more...
Diversity Professional Development Fund Applications Due March 15 Read more...
New Products, Discounts, and Giveaways Available Through the UT Market Place Read more...

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Events
Scriptures of Modernity: On Modern Jewish Literature, 7:30 p.m. today Read more...
Phi Mu Alpha Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale to Benefit Campus Beautification, 7:30–11:00 a.m. Thursday Read more...
Mic/Nite, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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