April 1, 2016

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Today's Hike the Hill in Heels kicks off a series of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. All events hosted throughout the month aim to raise awareness about sexual assault and the effect it has on women, men, families, college campuses, and the greater community. Read more...
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UT to Host Campus Bagless Day during Earth Month

UT's Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Student Government Association's Environmental and Sustainability Committee, is raising awareness about consumption habits by hosting its first Campus Bagless Day on Earth Day, Friday, April 22. Read more...

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Celebrate Graduate and Professional Students During Weeklong Event
The UT community is saying thank you to its graduate and professional students during its annual Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8. Faculty and staff can express their thanks by providing a special activity for graduate and professional students in their departments on Love Your Graduate and Professional Student Day, Wednesday, April 6. Read more...
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Stewart Is Quest Scholar of the Week
Neal Stewart Jr., professor of plant sciences and Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Stewart as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Students to Give $30,000 to Local Nonprofits as Part of New Class
Students in UT’s Haslam College of Business will grant $30,000 to local charities this fall as part of a management class in leadership for nonprofits and social entrepreneurship. UT alumni Jim Haslam and Jim Clayton each matched a $10,000 grant from the Learning by Giving Foundation to fund the class. Alex Miller, pictured, William B. Stokely Chair in Management, will lead the class. Read more...
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Steadman to be Featured in Nat Geo's 'Faces of Death' Show April 3
Dawnie Steadman, director of UT's Forensic Anthropology Center, will be featured in National Geographic's Faces of Death show, which airs 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3, on the National Geographic Channel. Read more...
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UT Gaming Team Advances in National Tournament

While college basketball fans are up to their ears in March Madness, college video game enthusiasts at UT are participating in a tournament of their own. The league’s tournament is currently under way and UT’s Heroes of the Dorm team, We Volin, holds the number two ranking in the league. Read more...

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UT Welcomes FIRST Robotics to Thompson-Boling Arena

Teams from around the country have begun arriving as the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics 2016 competition gets under way today and Saturday. The event moves to Thompson-Boling Arena this year—a sign of how popular the competition has become. Read more...

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Announcements
Watch Today's Board of Trustees Meeting Via Webcast at 1:30 p.m. EDT Read more...
Workshop to Teach Participants to Make Rain Barrels Read more...
Organic Crops Field Tour Is April 28 Read more...

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Events
Writers in the Library: Nikky Finney, 7:00 p.m. Monday Read more...
Campus Memorial Service at UT Gardens, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday Read more...
Archaeology Lecture: Recent Research on the Maya Collapse, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Read more...

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Photography

Adam Brown Social Media Command Center

The College of Communication and Information held an open house Thursday for its new Adam Brown Social Media Command Center, where faculty, staff, and students will be able to employ the same leading technology Fortune 100 companies use to publish, engage, and analyze their social media marketing activities. Read more...

College of Architecture and Design Hosts Open House Saturday

The College of Architecture and Design’s open house for prospective undergraduate and graduate students is set for Saturday in the Art and Architecture Building. High school students should register to attend Session 1, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A second session from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. is available for college students considering graduate school. Read more...

 
 
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