March 11, 2016

Research Could Put Neighborhood-Level Weather Data in Hands of Residents, Planners
Weather information and air quality data pinpointed to your very neighborhood and street could soon be at your fingertips, thanks to a UT research project. Kelsey Ellis, assistant professor of geography, and her collaborators are examining how climate affects people on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. They have placed weather sensors in urban Knoxville neighborhoods to capture data such as temperature, humidity, air pollution, and wind speed. Read more...
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Cone Zone: Road Closures, Traffic Signal Upgrades Scheduled for Spring Break
Construction on campus and the City of Knoxville's upgrades to Cumberland Avenue will bring about road closures and upgrades beginning Spring Break. Phillip Fulmer Way will close for Student Union construction, a portion of Caledonia Avenue will change to one way, and Cumberland Avenue will close at Seventeenth Street. Traffic signal upgrades at Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Volunteer Boulevard will divert traffic to accommodate work crews. Read more...
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Sustainability Efforts Net Hathaway Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Jon Hathaway, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, recently earned a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his work in sustainable urban water management. Hathaway's project aims to develop strategies for more effective modeling and strategic placement of green infrastructure in urban watersheds over a five-year period. Read more...
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Baker Center Releases Scorecard, Ranks US States According to Energy, Economy, and Environment
Energy, economic performance, and environmental quality are fundamentally linked. This makes it challenging to craft public policy to combat the effects of climate change. The Baker Center has released an inaugural Energy Scorecard for the American States, which includes a visual and interactive map to address this policy challenge. Read more...
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Deaf Night at the Theater Opens Door for More Community Member Involvement
Deaf theatergoers are finding it easier to enjoy stage productions at the Clarence Brown Theatre, thanks to an ongoing collaboration with the campus Center on Deafness. That collaboration has resulted in Deaf Night at the Theatre being held once each semester. The partnership has created an invaluable learning opportunity for students at the center who are training to work with the deaf community. Read more...
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Culinary Students to Serve Lunch from Food Truck Tuesday

Students of UT's Culinary Program will be cooking and serving food from the Gonzo Gourmet food truck from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, outside the UT Conference Center. Culinary students will join Chef Brandon Wilson, owner of the Gonzo Gourmet food truck and a graduate of the program, to serve lunches they will help plan, prep, and cook in a fast-paced, high-stress environment. Read more...

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Announcements
College of Nursing to Host HealthBeat on April 6 Read more...
Reminder: Save New Tax Form with Your Files Read more...
Professional Development Conference for Women Is April 28 Read more...

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Events
Tango Weekend with Angel and April: Culture Night, 7:00 p.m. Today; Workshops, 1:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...
How to Improve Your Web Pages' Visibility in Search Engine Results, 1:30 p.m. Monday Read more...
How Do We Relate? Exploring Interpersonal Styles with FIRO-B, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22 Read more...

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Photography

Celebrating the Work of Our Faculty

From left to right are UT Mic/Nite hosts Heather Cockrum, administrative coordinator, Provost Susan Martin, and John Zomchick, vice provost for faculty affairs. Attendees at last night's event toasted Provost Martin for her leadership in making the program's success possible. She returns to the faculty on July 1. Read more...

Spring Break Is March 14–18

Spring is in the air this week on campus, and outdoor spaces are filled with faculty, staff, and students enjoying the warm weather. Spring Break is Monday, March 14, through Friday, March 18. Tennessee Today will publish on Tuesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 17. Regular weekday publication will resume Monday, March 21.

 
 
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