April 22, 2016

UT Law Students Argue Cases before US Court of Appeals
Students in the College of Law's Appellate Litigation Clinic recently traveled to Cincinnati to argue two cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Third-year law students Alexandra Wolff and Trey Neal received the opportunity to argue their cases after nearly a year of intense preparation supported by fellow students Cameron Kapperman, Patrick Morrison, and Sara Ohlman. Read more...
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Tickets Available Now for 2016-2017 Clarence Brown Theatre Season
Season tickets are on sale now for the Clarence Brown Theatre's eight-play lineup for the 2016-2017 season. Season ticket holders enjoy several exclusive benefits, including free ticket exchanges, priority seating, up to 20 percent off regular single tickets, among other benefits. Faculty and staff receive a discount on season subscriptions. Read more...
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Bullying Expert from the UK to Speak on April 26
International bullying expert Dieter Wolke, a professor of developmental psychology and individual differences at the University of Warwick, in Coventry, England, will present “The Long Shadow Thrown by Bullying” at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Room 622 of the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. Read more...
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Boyd Venture Challenge Awards $35,000 to Student Startups

The spring 2016 Boyd Venture Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to three UT student startup companies to advance their businesses. Grow Bioplastics, T&T Scientific, and Treatment Devices were selected from a group of seven finalists. Judges listened to live pitches and decided which companies were most deserving of funding and how much each should receive. Read more...

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Researchers Find Unique Regulatory Pattern that Promotes Essential Cell Function
Scientists and clinicians often encounter road blocks in designing specific treatments for diseases like cancer or developmental disorders because proteins that regulate cell functions through complex mechanisms are misunderstood. Maitreyi Das, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, has discovered a novel aspect of a fundamental cellular process that could be a key to overcoming that barrier. Read more...
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Share Your Perspective to Help Improve General Education Program

A UT task force is examining the general education program to identify aspects of the program that are working well, as well as finding ways to make the program more valuable, cohesive, and innovative. The task force is soliciting feedback from the campus community. Share your ideas for a revitalized general education program and learn about the program's current courses. Read more...

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Romeo Recognized for Customer Service at Chancellor's Honors Banquet on Tuesday
On Tuesday, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Chrisanne Romeo, administrative specialist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recognized for her dedication to helping students within the department. Read more...
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Collett is Quest Scholar of the Week
Brad Collett, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and core faculty in the School of Landscape Architecture, has been recognized as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year. Collett is teaching at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia this semester. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Collett as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Announcements
Ready for the World's Sounds of the Middle East Concert Is Saturday Read more...
Today Is Campus Bagless Day Read more...

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Events
Percussion Festival Opening Concert, 8:00 p.m. Today Read more...
Veterinary Medicine Open House, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...
Race Matters: Dr. Cornel West, 1:30 p.m. Sunday Read more...

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Cone Zone

Starting Saturday, April 23, on-street parking along Estabrook Road will be prohibited. The closure is part of the Estabrook Road streetscape project to improve the overall appearance of the eastern edge of campus. On-street parking is set to reopen in August. For more information, call 974-3061.

Photography

Congratulations, EURēCA Winners!

Chad Melton (left) accepts the 2016 William Franklin Harris III Undergraduate Award from Chris Boake (right), associate dean for research in the College of Arts and Sciences. Read more...

You're Invited to Today's Picnic

Knoxville-area faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to the Picnic on the Plaza, to be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today. The picnic will be held in Thompson-Boling Arena due to the threat of inclement weather. Read more...

 
 
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