May 12, 2016

Weaver's Impact Extends from College of Engineering to Honduras
A passion for engineering and the environment led Liam Weaver to transfer to UT. The drive for a more sustainable planet, combined with a love for visiting its cultures, countries, and ecosystems, helped him find a way to improve lives on a substantial scale. Weaver graduates Saturday with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. At UT, he helped start a chapter of Students Helping Honduras, an organization dedicated to the betterment of that Central American nation. Read more...
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Baker Scholar Wants to Pursue Her Passion as a Future Public Policy Reformer
Miranda Gottlieb grew up watching her parents work as policy advocates, but it wasn’t until she got to UT that she realized her own passion for the work. That passion now fuels her drive as an activist. Gottlieb will graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences on Saturday with a degree in political science and Hispanic studies. Read more...
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In Memoriam: John Bailey
John Bailey, a UT alumnus and principal administrative assistant in the College of Social Work, passed away in his sleep Saturday, April 30. He was 60. A celebration of Bailey’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Metropolitan Community Church of Knoxville, 7820 Redeemer Lane. Read more...
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UT Honors Longtime Employees at Service Awards Luncheon

Knoxville-area UT employees with at least twenty-five years of service were recognized last week at the university's spring Service Awards Luncheon. Ninety-eight employees were honored for their continued contributions and loyalty to the University of Tennessee. Read more...

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Kohl Is Quest Scholar of the Week
Markus Kohl, assistant professor of philosophy, has been awarded the Rogers Prize for the best article published in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy in 2015. The British Society for the History of Philosophy will officially present the award at its next meeting in London. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Kohl as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Startups Awarded in Graves Undergraduate Business Plan Competition

Seven student startups were awarded cash prizes in the ninth annual UT Graves Undergraduate Business Plan Competition, sponsored by UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Read more...

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Sororities Raise More Than $40,000 to Build School in Haiti

After hearing Ginny Carroll, founder of Circle of Sisterhood, speak about how educating women can break the cycle of poverty, members of the Panhellenic sorority community were inspired to support and raise awareness for the cause. UT's thirteen Panhellenic sororities have raised more than $40,000 in two years to fully fund the building of a school in Haiti. Read more...

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Announcements
Commencement Ceremonies for Business, Nursing, Social Work, and Architecture and Design Are Friday Read more...
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Events
Interactive Forms with Adobe Acrobat Pro, 1:30–4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19 Read more...
Run for Mental Health Awareness, 9:00 a.m. Sunday, May 22 Read more...
Comparative and Experimental Medicine Research Symposium, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 23–24 Read more...

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Photography

Veterinary Medicine Graduate Hooding

Jim Thompson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, high-fives students lined up prior to the Graduate Hooding ceremony on May 7. Read more...

Veterinary Medicine Graduate Hooding

Karen McCormick, right, clinical assistant professor in large animal clinical sciences, poses with newly-hooded Elizabeth Johnson at commencement ceremonies on May 7. Read more...

 
 
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