May 9, 2016

Fetal Heart Monitor App Helps Train Future Nurses

Sheila Taylor, clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, leaned in to see the baby’s heartbeat rhythm. She watched as the baby’s heartbeat line fell without a corresponding spike showing the mother's uterus contracting down on it. "That looks ugly," she murmured. This time, though, there was no baby in distress. No quick phone call to a doctor. No hurried Caesarean delivery. It was all just a UT iPad simulation app to train labor and delivery nurses. Read more...

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Waltzing through Life: Education Grad Dances In, Out of the Classroom
For Rachel Henriquez the journey to graduation hasn’t been a sprint; it’s been more like a waltz. Henriquez, who will receive her master's degree in education at the Graduate Hooding ceremony on Thursday, May 12, has expressed her passion for dance in and out of the classroom. For the past two years, Henriquez has participated as a professional dancer in Dancing with the Knoxville Stars, a fundraiser for East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Read more...
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Three Grads to Embark on Peace Corps Missions Around the Globe
Many students have big plans to make the world a better place. Three May graduates have Peace Corps assignments that will take them to different places around the globe where they hope to make a lasting impact. Brandon McKenna-Wagner, pictured, is off to Senegal to work in sustainable agriculture, Shellee Merryman is heading to Panama to work on water sanitation projects, and Alicia Maskley is going to Timor Leste in the South Pacific to work in economic development. Read more...
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Retire Ready: Increase Your Contribution by $25
The Tennessee Treasury Department and RetireReadyTN, the state’s retirement program, encourage all employees to take one small step toward better retirement prep by contributing just $25 more a month to deferred compensation plans. With the potential of compounding interest, the manageable reduction in your paycheck now can make a big difference to your retirement later. Read more...
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Learn About Using UT's Color Palette and Typefaces
Orange stands front and center in our audiences' perception of UT, making color a crucial component of our visual communications. Learn more about using our core color palette and our secondary colors in your publications and websites. Also visit the typography standards section of the brand guidelines website to choose font families that reflect the university's brand identity. Read more...
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Decomposition Study Reported in National, International Media

A new UT study shows that human decomposition is much more variable than that of either pigs or rabbits. The finding could impact forensic court cases worldwide. Several international and national media outlets have highlighted the study, including Mental Floss, the United Kingdom-based Daily Mail, Forensic magazine, and Science magazine. Locally, the Knoxville Mercury featured the research in this story. Dawnie Steadman, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, interviewed with WATE-TV Channel 6 to explain elements and findings of the study. Read more...

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Washington Post Features Political Science Grad's Efforts to Change Somalia
The Washington Post recently featured UT political science graduate Abdusalam Omer in a story about his efforts to bring change to the nation of Somalia. Previously, he worked for the mayor of Washington, DC, and tried to help turn around crime-ridden neighborhoods and a failing school system. He is now trying to help turn around Somalia as governor of the country's Central Bank. Read more...
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MEDIC Blood Drive, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Today Read more...
Observing the Transit of Mercury, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Today Read more...
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