May 26, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly to Speak during Life of the Mind Celebration
Scott Kelly, the US astronaut who recently returned from a record-breaking year in space, will help launch the 2016-17 academic year at UT by speaking at the annual Welcome Week Life of the Mind celebration at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 15. The event, to be held at Thompson-Boling Arena, will be free and open to the public. Kelly’s talk is part of Life of the Mind, a component of First-Year Studies 100. Read more...
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Update on Federal Overtime Regulations

The US Department of Labor has announced changes to regulations for paying overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new regulations mean that most UT employees paid less than $47,476 a year will become non-exempt and will receive overtime pay or paid time off for hours worked in excess of forty in a workweek. On Wednesday, President Joe DiPietro shared an update on the changes which take effect December 1, 2016. Read more...

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Executive Education Program Ranked Fifth

UT is among the top five public universities offering custom executive education in the United States, according to the latest rankings from the Financial Times. The rankings highlight the college’s commitment to custom solutions for the global business community. In 2015, the college delivered sixty-two custom courses, ten of which took place outside the United States. Read more...

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Prados First Member of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hall of Fame
The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at UT has roots dating over 100 years, to its beginning in 1905 as a part of the Department of Chemistry. Now, it has a hall of fame to help honor and share that legacy. John Prados, a UT vice president and University Professor emeritus, has been named the inaugural member of the hall. Read more...
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Tenopir Is Quest Scholar of the Week
Carol Tenopir, a Chancellor's Professor, is the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies for the 2016–17 academic year. Tenopir will be working with colleagues at the Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organisation in Helsinki, Finland. Beginning in August, she will write joint articles and grant proposals with her colleagues, and teach, lecture, and mentor doctoral students in Finland. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Tenopir as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Fifteen Incoming Students Named Haslam Scholars

Fifteen students have been named to the 2016 cohort of Haslam Scholars. UT's premier four-year scholarship program provides financial support for research, a common study abroad experience, and a scholarship package that includes the cost of in-state tuition and fees and the average cost of on-campus housing. Read more...

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Four Students Win Scholarships, Fellowships to Study Languages Abroad
Four UT students have won prestigious scholarships and fellowships to travel abroad to learn cultures and languages that are critical to the United States' future security and stability. One of those students, Jonathan Barsness, a doctoral student in political science, has received two: a Critical Language Scholarship and a David L. Boren Fellowship to study in Jordan. Read more...
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Announcements
The University Is Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day
On Memorial Day, Flags on Campus Will Be at Half-Staff Position Until Noon, Then Raised to Full-Staff for Remainder of Day
New Faculty Invited to Teaching Institute Read more...

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Events
Farmers Market, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
First Friday at UT Downtown Gallery, 5:00–9:00 p.m. Friday, June 3 Read more...
Dino Explorers Camp, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 7–9 Read more...

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Cone Zone

Starting Friday, a section of sidewalk and the curbside lane of Volunteer Boulevard from Cumberland Avenue to Dunford Hall will be closed for utility work. Limited vehicular access to the parking circle in front of Dunford Hall and Greve Hall will be allowed. Pedestrian traffic will detour to the east side of Volunteer Boulevard. Read more...

The sidewalk along Blueberry Falls next to the Student Union will close Monday for steam line repairs. Read more...

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Access and Success Can Go Hand in Hand

The Institute for Higher Education Policy has recognized UT for doing more to bridge the educational gap. Thirty-one percent of our undergraduates are eligible for federal Pell grants, and 14 percent of our freshmen received institutional scholarships to cover the cost of attendance. Read more...

In Case You Missed It: Iconic Photo Spots on Campus

Do you know the best places on campus to take photos? To get a really nice shot, you’ve got to see these iconic places in a new way. It takes some planning, but the result will be a photo that gives you that orange fuzzy feeling. Read more...

 
 
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