May 4, 2016

New Agreement to Allow Limited Public Parking at New Lake Avenue Garage

Parking near Cumberland Avenue will become a little easier starting in 2018 thanks to a new parking agreement between UT and the City of Knoxville. The university will break ground in June on a new garage on Lake Avenue, which will open as the city's Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project is completed. Read more...

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Life Lessons: Mom is Teacher, in More Ways than One
This week, leading up to Mother's Day, we're sharing the stories of some moms who work on our campus. Rachel Simmons, a UT grad who teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing preschoolers in Georgia, remembers the wonderful—and sometimes awkward—experience of having her mom, Senior Lecturer Brenda Stephenson, as a teacher in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Read more...
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Media Highlights Students' Tribute Poems

Students in Professor Marilyn Kallet's advanced undergraduate poetry class this spring wrote poems in tribute to Zaevion Dobson, a fifteen-year-old local high school student who died while shielding three young girls from gunfire in December. Local media outlets highlighted the students' work in several stories. Read more...

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Flores and Jabson Receive Honors for LGBT Advocacy
In late April, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their accomplishments throughout the past academic year. Leticia Flores, interim director of the Psychology Clinic, is working to make UT a more welcoming and nurturing place for LGBT students, faculty, and staff. Jennifer Jabson, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health, advocates for LGBT people through her prolific research, and her findings have brought about change. Flores and Jabson received the LGBT Advocate award. Read more...
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Beyl Named 2016 Notable UT Woman
At the Chancellor's Honors Awards banquet, Caula Beyl, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received the Notable UT Woman Award. Beyl has grown the college's recruiting efforts, which led to healthy and sustainable undergraduate numbers, increased average freshman entrance scores, and a substantial increase in the number of honors and high-achieving students. Read more...
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Be Well Lifestyle Pilot Program Graduates First Class
The Center for Health Education and Wellness and Be Well, the university’s employee wellness initiative, recently concluded the inaugural Be Well Lifestyle Program. The program was developed through a grant from the Knox County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health. Participants in the six-week series focused on creating healthy lifestyles through making simple daily choices. Read more...
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News Sentinel Features Powers' KMA Exhibit
The News Sentinel highlighted an exhibit featuring the works of John Douglas Powers, an assistant professor of sculpture in the School of Art. Powers's massive kinetic sculptures are on display at the Knoxville Museum of Art as part of its Contemporary Focus 2016 exhibit through August 7. Read more...
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Events
Museum Store Spring Sale, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Today through Friday Read more...
Artsource 2016 Opening Reception, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Friday Read more...
Family Fun Day: Mother's Day Celebration, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...

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Cone Zone

From 6:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. each weekday until Friday, May 13, both southbound lanes of Seventeenth Street will be closed between Clinch Avenue and Cumberland Avenue. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Clinch Avenue and Sixteenth Street. Both northbound lanes will be open.

Also during this time period, Eighteenth Street will be closed between White Avenue and Cumberland Avenue. All lanes will reopen during the day and stay open during the weekend. For more information, call 524-2911.

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Student Wins Policy Competition

Millicent Smith, a graduate student in journalism, will spend her summer in a paid internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, after winning a national wonk tank competition sponsored by the US Department of State. Read more...

The Art of Sharing Your Art

From the Work Healthy UT Blog: Putting her passion on display was scary for Synthia Clark, but she says the experience can be deeply gratifying when you're ready to try. Read more...

 
 
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