April 14, 2016

Forbes Ranks UT in Top 20 Places to Work in Higher Education

Forbes magazine has ranked UT among the top 20 places to work in higher education in the United States, according to its 2016 America’s Best Employers list. UT placed eighty-third among all businesses across twenty-five industries and is the first Southeastern Conference school on the list, which extends to 500 employers. The University of Florida placed ninetieth. Read more...

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Celebrating Volunteers: Simons Mentors College-Bound Students through tnAchieves

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. Erik Simons, an international student and scholar coordinator in UT's Center for International Education, is a tnAchieves mentor, helping six high school students prepare for college in the fall. Read more...

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In Memoriam: Harold Moser

Harold Moser, former editor of the Papers of Andrew Jackson project and a retired faculty member in the Department of History, died April 4. He was 77. Read more...

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APLU Task Force on Laboratory Safety Releases Report and Guidelines

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities' Task Force on Laboratory Safety has released its Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture in Our Universities. The task force, which is co-chaired by Taylor Eighmy, UT’s vice chancellor for research and engagement, also released a companion website intended to make the guide more accessible and allow for the continued sharing of best practices and other information to improve safety at research universities nationwide. Read more...

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Professor to Discuss Gravitational Waves Theory at Ijams Event

Michael Guidry, professor of physics and astronomy, will present a lecture on gravitational waves from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. today at the Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville's Science Café at Ijams Nature Center. Children ages 5–12 are invited to a learning session including games and activities that focus on gravitational waves in the Kid’s Café, in the room adjoining the Science Café. Read more...

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OIT to Disable Office 365's Clutter Feature

After listening to feedback from the university community regarding Microsoft's Clutter e-mail feature, OIT has been working with Microsoft to develop a solution for turning off Clutter. At 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, OIT will turn off Clutter for all Office 365 users. Read more...

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Announcements
Faculty and Staff Volunteers Sought for Volapalooza on April 29 Read more...
Visiting Lecturer to Speak about Ukiyo-e Japanese Woodblock Prints Today at Downtown Gallery Read more...
Register for Environmental Leadership Lunch Read more...

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Events
Free Vocal Screenings, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday Read more...
Holz Hollywood: 30 Years of Portraits, 7:30 p.m. Today Read more...
Science Forum: Lifesaving Robotic Tentacles, noon to 1:00 p.m. Friday Read more...

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