May 19, 2016

Campus Construction Projects Pick up Speed This Summer
With spring commencement ceremonies wrapped up, the campus is gearing up for a summer full of construction and beautification projects. Projects starting this summer include the makeover of Volunteer Boulevard, Facilities Services' move to Sutherland Avenue, and the opening of the first two residence halls in the West End Redevelopment project. Read more...
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UT to Co-Host Appalachian Historians Conference May 22-24

The history, agriculture, and legacy surrounding Appalachia will be the subject of a conference co-hosted by UT May 22-24. The Society of Appalachian Historians will hold its seventh annual gathering at the East Tennessee History Center. All sessions are open to the public. Cost is $10 for students and $40 for scholars and community members. Read more...

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Chemistry Professor Kabalka to Retire After Forty-Six Years
George Kabalka, a chemistry professor whose research has helped in the advancement of imaging techniques used in the medical field, will retire from UT after a forty-six-year career. Read more...
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Wright Is the Quest Scholar of the Week
Christopher Wright is an assistant professor of STEM education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. His research supports teaching and learning engineering in urban K-8 formal and informal contexts. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Wright as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Professor's Research Could Revolutionize How Data is Read, Written in Computers
Jian Liu, an assistant professor of physics, is among the group a scientists who have used light-driven experimental techniques to both manipulate and reveal the magnetic properties in materials. Read more...
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Washington Post Interviews Nownes about Endorsements from Sports Figures in Presidential Election
The Washington Post recently interviewed Anthony Nownes, a professor of political science, for a story examining the impact of endorsements from celebrities and sports figures in this year's presidential election. Read more...
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Librarians Being Awesome Video Wins National Awards
A promotional video created by UT Libraries has won two national awards. Librarians Being Awesome won the award for Best Performance at the recent Association of Research Libraries Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada, as well as a PR Xchange Award from the Library Leadership and Management Association. Read more...
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Culinary Educational Event Focus of WATE Segment

Chef Greg Eisele, UT's Culinary Program director, was featured in a segment on WATE about a recent event at the UT Conference Center where students from Austin-East High School learned about making heart-healthy food. The event was part of Chef and Child, a community outreach initiative from the American Culinary Federation. The food prepared during the event was donated to Avalon Hospice patients. Read more...

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Events
Run for Mental Health Awareness, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Saturday Read more...
Stroller Tour: Geology Rocks!, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Monday Read more...
Comparative and Experimental Medicine Research Symposium, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday Read more...

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Our Faculty and Staff Make UT Great

Forbes magazine has ranked UT among the top 20 places to work in higher education in the United States, according to its 2016 America's Best Employers list. UT placed eighty-third among all businesses across twenty-five industries and is the first Southeastern Conference school on the list, which extends to 500 employers. Read more...

Religious Violence in History

From Higher Ground: The sudden rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has left most of the world terrified and baffled as to how to stop the seemingly unprecedented ascent of this violent group. But its ascent is not entirely unprecedented. In fact, humankind has experienced religious violence many times and history may be able to teach us something, says Christine Shepardson, Lindsay Young Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. Read more...

 
 
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