April 20, 2016

Faculty, Staff, Students Celebrated at Chancellor's Honors Banquet
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments and service Tuesday during the annual Honors Banquet. The banquet is the university's largest honors event of the year. Professor of Physics Soren Sorensen was named the 2016 Macebearer, the highest faculty award. Seven seniors received the Torchbearer award, the highest student honor. View the full list of awards. Read more...
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Dabney-Buehler Reopened, Work Underway to Fix Piping

A gas leak was reported last night at Dabney-Buehler Hall on the Hill. The source of the gas leak was located in a teaching lab and emergency personnel contained the threat. Another leak was found under a concrete slab outside of Dabney-Buehler. Buildings have reopened and work has begun on the pipe. Gas will remain turned off in Dabney-Buehler, SERF, Min Kao, Dougherty, Ferris, Pasqua, Estabrook, South Stadium, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Physics, and Hesler until repairs are complete. Read more...

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UT Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts

The School of Information Sciences has received two grants totaling more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Chancellor's Professor Carol Tenopir and two colleagues have been awarded a two-year, $811,501 grant to develop a program for master's degree students interested in becoming information professionals specializing in assessment and user experience. Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis and two colleagues have been awarded a one-year $40,121 grant to train students to be mobile technology consultants for libraries. Read more...

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UT Librarians Among 100 Most Influential People in Smokies Park History
UT librarians Anne Bridges and Ken Wise are among the top 100 most influential people in the history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, according to the Great Smoky Mountains Association. Bridges and Wise were named in a special edition of Smokies Life Magazine that commemorates the Centennial of the National Park Service. Read more...
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Let's Hear about Great Moms in our Volunteer Family

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we want to hear some stories about the many great moms who work at UT. Whether your children are still underfoot or out on their own, whether your story is happy, sad, busy, or quirky, we’d like to share it in honor of all moms who work on our campus. Tell us about yourself or a colleague—and send us a photo—and we may share your story in Tennessee Today in the week leading up to Mother’s Day. Read more...

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Changes to Wireless Networks Coming in July

This summer, OIT will be reducing the number of wireless networks from four to two in order to increase the performance of the wireless network. Starting on July 25, the broadcasted networks for connecting to wireless will be ut-open and eduroam. Read more...

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KnoxHMIS and City of Knoxville Launch Dashboard on Homelessness
Over the last six months with funding from the City of Knoxville, the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System has developed an interactive community dashboard on homelessness. KnoxHMIS, a key academic outreach project for UT, is supervised by David Patterson of the College of Social Work and managed through the Social Work Office of Research and Public Service. Patterson is also chair of UT’s Academic Outreach and Engagement Council. Read more...
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Reminder: Sidewalk Parking Not Allowed Anywhere on Campus

There is no vehicular parking permitted on campus sidewalks. Parking on sidewalks causes safety issues, restricts pedestrian accessibility, and creates unsightly situations in and around our buildings. In order to address illegal parking on sidewalks, UT Parking and UT Police will be issuing warning citations this week, and full enforcement carrying applicable fines will begin on April 25. Read more...

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Announcements
Invitation to Self-Identify as a Veteran or Employee with a Disability Read more...
Share Your Thoughts on General Education Program via Survey Read more...
Call For Applications: Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence Read more...

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Events
Intergroup Dialogue Lunch: Sexual Assault Prevention: Engaging Men in the Conversation, Noon Thursday Read more...
Walk with a Vol Is Noon Friday Read more...
Keeping Afloat: Water in a Changing World, 3:30 p.m. Friday Read more...

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Bring Your Own Bags Friday

VolShop and Volunteer Dining will not offer plastic bags on Earth Day to help raise awareness about consumption habits. Additionally, VolShop will offer 20 percent off tumblers, mugs, and water bottles in the Student Union, University Commons, and Cumberland store locations and online. Read more...

New Big Orange Emojis

Show your Big Orange spirit with the latest Big Orange emojis! These emoji-like stickers can be easily shared in text messages and on social media. Read more...

 
 
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