April 29, 2016

Thank You For Being a Hero!

Thank you for making a gift to UT through VOLstarter on "Be a Hero Day." More than 300 UT heroes stepped up, raising more than $18,000 and helping six VOLstarter projects reach their goal. Your gifts will propel us forward on our journey to become a Top 25 public research institution. Thank you for joining the journey and being a #UTHero. Read more...

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UT Space Institute to Host Finalists for Executive Director

Finalists have been selected in the search for a new director of the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma and will lead public forums for faculty and staff in the next few weeks. The first two candidates to visit will be United States Air Force Colonel Keith L. Bearden, a deputy director at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and Mark S. Whorton, president and chief technologist at Teledyne Optech. Forums are planned for Monday, May 2, and Monday, May 16. Read more...

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Four Receive Excellence in Teaching Awards at Honors Banquet
Last week, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Along with the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate, the chancellor presented Excellence in Teaching awards to Wendy Bach, Heather Hirschfeld, Jennifer Morrow, and Malissa Peery. Read more...
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College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Honors Faculty, Staff
Dean Bob Rider celebrated faculty and staff in the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health and Human Sciences for their accomplishments and service Wednesday at the annual faculty and staff awards ceremony. The event was held in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the agricultural campus. Read more...
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McClung Museum to Host Free May 7 Family Fun Day in Celebration of Mother's Day

A Family Fun Day in celebration of Mother's Day will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at McClung Museum. The Mother's Day celebration will include a tour and craft centered around the theme of maternal roles in visual culture. The museum will also offer story time, face painting, and balloon animals for young visitors. Read more...

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'Conversations and Cocktails' to Tackle Representation of Polygamist Women

Mary Campbell, assistant professor in the School of Art, will discuss research on various aspects of nineteenth-century polygamy during the last "Conversations and Cocktails," from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. The event is at Holly's Corner, 842 N. Central Avenue. Read more...

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Have An Ornamental Insect Problem? Ask an Expert Today

Frank Hale, extension entomologist at the Soil, Plant, and Pest Center in Nashville, will have his "Traveling Elixir of Ornamental Ailments" on campus until 2:00 p.m. today in Hollingsworth Auditorium in the Ellington Plant Sciences Building. The exhibit showcases the variety of insects that damage ornamental plants in Tennessee. If you want to identify that bug on your azaleas is or learn about the borer killing your dogwoods, Hale can show you what it looks like, as well as offer advice on how to manage it. Read more...

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Announcements
Call for Applications: 2016 NIMBioS Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Award Ceremony Read more...
One Week Left! Complete Online Sexual Harassment Training By May 6 Read more...
Office of Research and Engagement Third Quarterly Research Report Available Online Read more...

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Events
Let's Talk QUAL, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Today Read more...
Volapalooza, 5:00–11:00 p.m. Today Read more...
Lecture by Thom Mayne for College of Architecture and Design 50th Anniversary, 3:30 p.m. Saturday Read more...

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Photography

Between the #BlurredLines

Where does creativity end and copyright begin? Two UT Law professors join two UT School of Music professors to discuss the Marvin Gaye-versus-Robin Thicke copyright trial and the implications it may hold for the entertainment industry. Read more...

Pancake Supper Serves 1,200

Provost Susan D. Martin and Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek serve students at the fourth annual Chancellor's Pancake Supper in Hodges Library last night. The chancellor and other members of his cabinet served pancakes, bacon, and sausage to 1,200 students.

 
 
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