May 6, 2016

Architecture Students and Faculty to Dedicate Education Center at Beardsley Community Farm on Monday

Knoxville's Beardsley Community Farm has a new education center and other amenities thanks in part to students and faculty in the College of Architecture and Design, community partners, and donations from area businesses. To celebrate the education center, the City of Knoxville will hold an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the farm at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 9. Read more...

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Working Together: Mother, Daughter Share Office in College of Architecture
This week, leading up to Mother's Day, we've shared stories of some moms who work on our campus. Some mothers and their adult daughters are lucky if they see each other a few times a year. For Peggy Melvin and Amber Townsend, that is hardly the case. They see each other every day because they work side by side in the same office in the College of Architecture and Design. Read more...
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College of Nursing to Celebrate National Nurses Week Today Through May 12
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the many ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and improve the health of millions of people. The College of Nursing will celebrate National Nurses Week today through Thursday, May 12. Special dates include today, which is marked as RN Recognition Day, and May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Read more...
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Harrington Named SEC Video Coordinator of the Year

The Collegiate Sports Video Association has named Joe Harrington, sports technology coordinator for UT's football coaching staff, the 2015-16 Southeastern Conference Video Coordinator of the Year. Harrington was selected by his peers in the SEC to receive the Conference Coordinator of the Year honor. He is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award, which will be announced at the annual CSVA banquet on May 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more...

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Office of Undergraduate Research Honors Faculty Mentors

The first Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards were hand-delivered to faculty members who go the extra mile in mentoring undergraduate researchers. The honorees are Sadie Hutson, associate professor of nursing; Daniel Roberts, head of the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology; Sherry Cox, clinical professor of biomedical and diagnostic sciences; and Anne Smith, professor and head of the Department of Management. Read more...

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Four Students Win Fulbright Awards to Study, Teach, Do Research Abroad
Four students have been awarded Fulbright US Student Program Grants for 2016–17. Recipients include Desiree Dube, a senior in history and Russian studies; Kathleen "Kassie" Ernst, doctoral student in energy geography at the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education; Kenna Rewcastle, a 2015 graduate in the College Scholars program; and Lydia Walker, a doctoral student in history. Read more...
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Leadership Academy Announces New Fellows

The Leadership Academy has announced its next class for the 2016–17 academic year. Now in its seventh year, the Leadership Academy is a collaboration between UT and Knox County Schools. The academy prepares educators for becoming school principals. The full-time, intensive 15-month fellowship program is a part of the Center for Educational Leadership and is housed in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Read more...

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Forestry Club Has Strong Showing at Annual Conclave
The UT Forestry Club/Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters had a strong finish at the recent Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave held at Clemson University. The club won a fifth-place finish overall and had its best showing over the past eighteen years in the competition. “It’s quite an accomplishment, considering a team of nine students covered twenty-two events,” said David Buckley, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. Read more...
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Students Reach Out for Agape
Four students in an undergraduate public writing class have been inspired to turn their group project into a way to help others. The students created Reaching Out for Agape, an IndieGoGo campaign that aims to raise funds for Agape Outreach Homes. The Knoxville Mercury highlighted the students' effort. Read more...
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Announcements
MEDIC to Hold Blood Drive Monday on Campus Read more...
Full Schedule of Commencement Ceremonies Available Online Read more...
From the Work Healthy UT Blog: A Trial-By-Error Smoothie and Juice Adventure Read more...
Post Undergraduate Research Opportunities to New Explore Database Read more...

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Events
Museum Store Spring Sale, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Today Read more...
Blooms Days Opening Reception for UT Employees, Gardens Members, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Today in UT Gardens
Stargazing Workshop, 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday Read more...
Books and Blooms, 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday Read more...

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