May 3, 2016

Gold Star Moms: History Department Moms Share Pain of Losing Sons in War

This week, leading up to Mother's Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on campus. Mother's Day is a tough day for Kim Harrison and Bernice Koprince, both administrative specialists in the Department of History. Both are Gold Star moms: their sons died while serving in the US military overseas. And both say they'll get through the day by focusing on good memories and gratitude rather than grief. Read more...

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Oh Snap! Take a Fresh Look at Some Iconic Photo Spots on Campus
Whether you’re new to UT or someone who’s been around campus for years, there are some special places where you—or your visitors—must have photos taken. To get a really nice shot, you’ve got to see these iconic places in a new way. It takes some planning and creativity, but the result will be a photo that gives you that orange fuzzy feeling. Read more...
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Four Faculty Honored for Research and Creative Achievement
In late April, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Four faculty received the Research and Creative Achievement Award. The honorees are Daniela Corbetta, professor of psychology; Steve McCallum, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling; Thomas Papenbrock, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Leon Tolbert, Min H. Kao Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Read more...
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Veterans Resource Team Offers Poppies
The Veterans Resource Team will distribute 1,000 Buddy Poppies for faculty, staff and students to wear the week preceding Memorial Day, May 23-27. Last year, the group gave out 800 poppies with more than 500 additional requests. Read more...
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Drumheller-Horton Participating in Crowdsourcing Competition
Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, assistant adjunct professor and lecturer in earth and planetary sciences, is involved in a unique funding competition. She and Christopher Noto, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside, have been selected to participate in Experiment.com's Paleontology Challenge. To win the competition, Drumheller-Horton’s team has until May 10 to crowdsource $5,000 or more. Read more...
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Nursing Students Participate in Disaster Readiness Drill in Rural Kentucky
Students from the College of Nursing recently participated in a disaster preparedness drill conducted by the Appalachia Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project and other community partners in rural Clay County, Kentucky. Read more...
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Announcements
Live Stream Available: Brian Barber Lecture at 1:00 p.m. in Washington, DC Read more...
Visit Maya: Lord of Time Exhibit Before It Closes May 22 Read more...
Board of Trustees Audit and Compliance, Executive and Compensation, and Trusteeship Committees Meet Monday, May 9 Read more...

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Events
Graduate School of Education Open House: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion, 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Today Read more...
Invoicing, Reporting, and Cash Receipts, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11 Read more...
Blooms Days, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 7–8 Read more...

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Photography

City Street Named for Cronan

The street that serves as the entrance to the athletic complex that houses the Cronan Volleyball Center, Lee Softball Stadium, and Regal Soccer Stadium was named Joan Cronan Way in honor of the former vice chancellor and director of women’s athletics on April 20. (Photo by Traci McDonnell/City of Knoxville) Read more...

Stellar Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries ranked UT Libraries third among SEC libraries and in the top 25 of all public research university libraries in America for 2014. Read more...

 
 
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