April 13, 2016

Celebrating Volunteers: Norris Finds Many Ways to Save People, Dogs
This week, we're celebrating National Volunteer Week with stories about faculty and staff who give of their time and talents to make a difference in our community. Michele Norris, a financial specialist in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, knows what it means to get a helping hand. That’s why she now reaches out to others in a variety of ways—from running a recovery group at her church to leading a Bible study at the jail to rescuing Westies from a local animal shelter. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Jon Levin
Jon Levin, a gifted teacher and director of the undergraduate physics program, passed away last weekend. He was 63. Though his research focused on experimental atomic physics, Levin dedicated more of his time over the past few years to teaching and directing the department's undergraduate program, where he was a profound influence on students. Read more...
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Students Display Artwork to Raise Awareness of Sustainability Efforts
UT Recycling and the Office of Sustainability will host an art show 6:00–10:00 p.m. Friday, April 15, to raise awareness and engage the community in sustainability efforts in the Knoxville area. The show, Sustainability: The Art Show, is at the Fluorescent Gallery, 627 N. Central Street. All installations have been created by UT students and are made of salvaged materials. Read more...
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McClung Museum to Host Mayan Folktales Stroller Tour

Families are invited to join the McClung Museum from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 18, for a “Mayan Folktales” Stroller Tour. The activity is for parents and caregivers with infants through four-year-olds. The program will include a tour of the special exhibition Maya: Lords of Time, and a Mayan folktale story time, and craft. Read more...

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Childers Named History Department's 2016 Outstanding Alumnus
Thomas N. Childers, one of the most influential historians on the origins of German fascism and modern Germany, has been named the UT history department’s outstanding alumnus for 2016. Read more...
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Students Finish What UT Started During Belize Trip

Judith Mallory, the College of Engineering's international coordinator, led fifteen students on the college's Alternative Spring Break to the town of San Ignacio, Belize. The trip marked the first joint project between the College of Engineering and the Chancellor's Honors Program. Read more...

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Talk to Look at Misinterpretation of Monuments

A visiting lecturer will explore the ways in which monuments of indigenous people are misinterpreted by different communities during a talk at 5:00 p.m. today. Jean O'Brien, an American historian and member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, will deliver the 2016 Milton M. Klein Lecture. The talk will be held at the McClung Museum. Read more...

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UT AgResearch Names New Associate Director
UT AgResearch has named Barry Sims as its new associate director, effective May 1. Sims has been the center director of the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center in Springfield for eighteen years. He will focus on construction and facility projects at the ten centers, along with coordinating faculty research at these sites. Read more...
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Proposal Writing Institute Offers Special Emphasis Tracks

Registration for the Proposal Writing Institute is now open. PWI is an intensive proposal development program offered to faculty members across by the Office of Research and Engagement. This year, in addition to the traditional PWI track, two special emphasis tracks for those faculty members who intend to submit either an NSF CAREER or an NIH R01 proposal in the next ten months are available. Read more...

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Announcements
Faculty: Host a Film and Q&A for Honors Students Through Honors Film Series Read more...
Deadline to Apply for William T. Grant Foundation's Distinguished Fellows Program Is May 5 Read more...
Call for Submissions: Science Education and Civic Engagement, An International Journal Read more...

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Events
UT Potters Spring Sale, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Today and Thursday Read more...
Intergroup Dialogue Lunch: Alcohol and Consent, noon Thursday Read more...
Energy and Environment Forum: Sustainable Urban Water and the Rise of Green Infrastructure, 12:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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