March 31, 2016

Building on Tradition: The 2015 Chancellor's Annual Report
There are so many reasons to be proud of the Volunteer spirit. Our decades-long community partnerships have positively influenced thousands of lives. More students than ever are exploring hands-on problem solving through the new Experience Learning initiative. And our campus continues to transform with new modern academic and residential facilities that will support the needs of our faculty, staff, and students. Read the Chancellor's Annual Report online. Read more...
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Riechert Receives 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award
A leading UT expert on spiders who has worked to make science education more accessible to public school students has received a top award from the Southeastern Conference. Susan Riechert was honored with the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award. Read more...
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Fairbrother Appointed CEHHS Interim Associate Dean
Jeff Fairbrother, head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies, has been named interim associate dean of academic and faculty affairs for the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Read more...
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Feller Featured in CNN's Race for the White House Original Series April 3
In 1828, Andrew Jackson fought a bitter race with John Quincy Adams for the White House—one that would set the pattern for how modern-day presidential campaigns are waged. The race is a focal point of a new CNN original series that features Daniel Feller, a history professor at UT. The dramatization of the 1828 campaign will air 9:00 p.m. EDT Sunday, April 3, on CNN on as part of the Race for the White House series. Read more...
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Hall Talks to NPR's Marketplace About Nuclear Rules
While the public is more likely to think about weapons or power plants when nuclear safety is being discussed, the reality is that there is plenty of nuclear or radioactive material in everyday places like universities and hospitals. NPR's Marketplace contacted joint UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security Howard Hall to discuss the issue. Hall is in Washington, DC, this week along with representatives from fifty countries for nuclear discussions at the White House. Read more...
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UT Welcomes Educators for Annual Classroom Design Conference

Educators from around the region are meeting at UT today for Design Interface, an annual classroom design conference affiliated with the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center and UT's Learning Consortium. Portions of the conference are being held at the Frieson Black Cultural Center and Hodges Library, and participants will tour the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Tickle Engineering Building, and the Hodges Library Commons. Read more...

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Tennessee Venture Challenge Selects Six Teams to Compete for $25,000 Prize
Six finalists, including UT students and faculty, have earned spots to compete for a cash prize up to $25,000 in the 2016 Tennessee Venture Challenge grand finale to be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Foundry. TVC is a business plan competition, hosted by the UT Research Foundation, where university-affiliated startup companies pitch their business model to a panel of seasoned investors. Read more...
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'Conversations and Cocktails' to Discuss Tennessee History

Robert Glaze, a graduate student in UT's Department of History, will discuss research that shows how Confederate veterans of the Western Theater came to terms with defeat in the Civil War during the next "Conversations and Cocktails" talk, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. Read more...

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Announcements
Wear Green on April 1 for Big Green Friday Read more...
Attend a Tenure and Promotion Workshop on April 12 or 13 Read more...
McClung Museum Object of the Week: Daphne and Apollo Sculpture Read more...
Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Recipients Announced Read more...

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Events
Women in Leadership, 1:30 p.m. Friday Read more...
Hike the Hill in Heels, 3:00 p.m. Friday Read more...
Big Orange STEM Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday Read more...
Love United Gospel Choir: Gospel Explosion, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Read more...

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