March 21, 2016

Wilma Dykeman to be Honored with Lecture and Forum, April 7-8
Robert Morgan, the acclaimed author of Gap Creek and The Road from Gap Creek, will speak about the impact of Wilma Dykeman’s fiction and nonfiction on his own work at the beginning of a two-day tribute to her on April 7 and 8. Read more...
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School of Art Co-Sponsoring Big Ears Film Events
The School of Art is a co-sponsor of the 2016 Big Ears Festival's film program. The multigenre music and arts festival will host programs in venues across Knoxville from Thursday, March 31, through Saturday, April 2. The program includes a screening at the Tennessee Theatre of Laurie Anderson's acclaimed documentary Heart of a Dog and video and film artist Shambhavi Kaul's (pictured) installation Modes of Faltering. Read more...
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Life of the Mind Discussion Leaders Needed
First-Year Studies is seeking nearly 200 discussion leaders for the 2016 Life of the Mind program. The selected work, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English at UT, is an elegy to the shuttle era that also delves into what space exploration means to ordinary Americans. Read more...
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Creator of Appalachian Documentary to Speak March 24
The Illuminations Digital Humanities Series will host documentary maker and visual journalist Elaine McMillion Sheldon at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Hodges Library auditorium. Sheldon's Peabody Award-winning documentary HOLLOW examines the lives of thirty individuals living in McDowell County, West Virginia, an Appalachian community in economic freefall. Read more...
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Colleges of Nursing and Business to Host Symposium on Why Businesses Value a Healthy Community

The College of Nursing and Haslam College of Business are partnering with Healthy Tennessee to host a free symposium, "Why Businesses Value a Healthy Community," from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 7, at the Baker Center. Read more...

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Anderson Center Accepting Applications for 2016 Undergraduate Business Plan Competition

The application period is now open for UT’s 2016 Undergraduate Business Plan Competition, an annual event that awards cash prizes to promising student startups. The competition is sponsored by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To apply, students must submit a one-page concept statement no later than midnight Wednesday, March 23. Read more...

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Announcements
Spring Cleanup Forms for Art and Architecture, Perkins and Ferris Halls Due Today Read more...
Search Begins for Next UT Martin Chancellor Read more...
McClung Public Speaking Contest Is Tuesday Read more...

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Events
Late Imperial Legacies: Land, Water, and Long-Run Economic Development in China, 3:30 p.m. Today Read more...
Science Communication: Take Charge of It, 3:30 p.m. Today Read more...
Faculty Pub, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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Photography

Spring is #beautiVOL on Rocky Top

Spring is blooming across campus, and we want to see your favorite spots! Share your photos of Rocky Top in bloom on social media using the hashtag #beautiVOL. Photos also can be emailed to social@utk.edu. Let us know where your photo was taken, and what you love about the location. Your photos may be shared on the university's social media channels and websites. Read more...

Women with Big Ideas

The Commission for Women and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion have created a publication called Women with Big Ideas that profiles seven women who hold a range of roles at UT. In the publication, Rachel Chen, Maxine Davis, Margaret Lazarus Dean, Joyce Moore, Mallory Ladd, Ashley Evans, and Alissa Reeves discuss their work and share their experiences as women in their fields. Read more...

 
 
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