March 17, 2016

Graduate Nursing Program Debuts in Top 25 Ranking for Public Universities; Others Rank in Top 10
UT's graduate programs in printmaking, supply chain management, and nuclear engineering have again been ranked among the top 10 in public and private colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report. Among all public universities, the College of Law's clinical training program is now ninth and its legal writing specialty is now 10th. Several of UT’s overall graduate programs surged ahead in the 2017 list. Pictured, from left to right, are printmaking faculty Beauvais Lyons, Althea Murphy-Price, and Koichi Yamamoto. Read more...
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Sick Leave Bank Open Enrollment Begins April 1
Open enrollment for the sick leave bank will begin April 1 and continue through June 30. Applications will be accepted for new enrollees in the Knoxville area, including the Space Institute and Institute of Agriculture sick leave banks. SLB provides members who are experiencing serious illnesses or injuries an opportunity to request additional paid leave from the bank after exhausting all of their own leave. Employees meeting the requirements who wish to join the bank must complete an application and agree to donate twenty-four hours of sick leave. Read more...
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Visiting Lecturer to Discuss Legacies of Imperial China

A visiting scholar will discuss aspects of imperial Chinese culture that tend to fascinate those unaccustomed to it during a talk at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 21. Kenneth Pomeranz will give a talk titled "Late Imperial Legacies: Land, Water and Long-Run Economic Development in China" in the Hodges Library Auditorium. His lecture is free and open to the public. Read more...

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Harrill Is Quest Scholar of the Week
Paul Harrill, the Dee and Jimmy Haslam Professor of Cinema Studies and Art, has been selected the Scholar of the Week by Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative. Harrill's first feature film, Something, Anything, played in theaters in New York in January 2015 after receiving acclaim in festivals both here and abroad. Read more...
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Howard Hall's Work Featured in Science
Science magazine turned to Howard Hall, UT-ORNL Governor's Chair for Global Nuclear Security, for thoughts on a new direction for nuclear study. In the article, writer Richard Stone discusses a growing field of research called postdetonation forensics. In the same way that crime scenes are studied for evidence of a suspect, scientists are using their knowledge of what materials go into which bombs to help construct a list of likely suspects should an explosion occur. Read more...
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UT Arboretum Society Plant Sale Is April 16
Beaver Creek and Riverdale Nurseries from Knoxville, Sunlight Gardens from Andersonville, and East Fork Nursery from Sevierville will be offering a selection of shrubs, trees, wildflowers, perennials, annuals, and edibles for sale during the UT Arboretum Society's fiftieth annual Spring Plant Sale, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Brad Greenwood Designs will be selling copper and steel garden ornaments and Dano’s Hot Dogs will be selling food. Retired UT horticulture professor Will Witte will answer questions. Read more...
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Learn About 3-D Printing During Make Break

Are you curious about 3-D printing? Have you ever wondered how to incorporate 3-D design into classroom projects? Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Make Break, 2:00–3:00 p.m. today and on the third Thursday of subsequent months, in Pendergrass Library. Make Break is an interactive tour and demonstration of the library's maker space and 3-D printing technology. Read more...

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Food Security Focus of Global Issues Conference
The International House is hosting its Global Issues Conference from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Centered on food security, the conference will explore topics such as as sustainable agriculture, food access, food availability, malnutrition, and local food issues. Registration is free and open to the public. Read more...
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Announcements
Collaborative Science Is Topic for Next RCR Lunch and Learn Read more...
Inaugural American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference Planned for April 8–9 Read more...
Summer Sessions Online Registration Open Read more...

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Events
Kakehashi Project Presentation, 4:30 p.m. Monday Read more...
Excel 2010: Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, 12:30–4:30 p.m. Tuesday Read more...
How Do We Relate? Exploring Interpersonal Styles with FIRO-B, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday Read more...

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Facilities Services Employee of the Month: Dean Wessels

Dean Wessels is the Facilities Services Employee of the Month for February. Wessels is recognized for his diligence, friendliness, and professionalism in his role as a construction services estimator. His listenings skills and flexibility serve his customers well. Read more...

Underwater Archaeologist and Alumnus Talks to Torchbearer

From Torchbearer: "It’s hard to write or draw a shipwreck underwater when a seal keeps bumping the back of your clipboard with its nose," says underwater archaeologist Bert Ho ('01). Working with the National Parks Service's Submerged Resources Center, Ho has evaluated shipwrecks in parks like Isle Royale, Dry Tortugas, Biscayne, Gulf Islands, and Channel Islands, and in nonpark locales like Colombia, South Africa, and Mozambique. Read more...

 
 
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