June 20, 2016

Appalachia Project Receives National Exemplary Designation

UT has been recognized nationally for a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky. UT was one of only five schools to receive the C. Peter Magrath/W. K. Kellogg Exemplary Program designation this year. UT's three-year project helped bring clean drinking water, home safety and sanitation, and emergency preparedness to Clay County, Kentucky. Read more...

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A Complete 180: Man Gains Clemency Thanks to UT Law Clinic
Emlera Quince is a changed man. And as of October 1, he will be a free man, thanks to students and faculty at the College of Law. Currently serving time in federal prison, Quince has overcome the debilitating cocaine addiction that led to his arrest and conviction in 1997. During his nineteen years of incarceration, the 55-year-old Quince has completed more than 150 classes and has worked in a factory position for ten years, now serving as head office clerk. Read more...
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Going to the Rio Olympics?
The Office of Communications and Marketing wants to hear from faculty, staff, students, and athletes who are traveling to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympics, August 5-21. Whether you're participating in the games or watching them, we'd like to hear from you. Your story may be featured in an upcoming publication. Contact Amy Blakely at amy.blakely@tennessee.edu. Read more...
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Estabrook Road Closed until Mid Summer
Estabrook Road is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic at Lower Drive, and will reopen in approximately five weeks. As part of the detour around the project, Tee Martin Drive will remain open and the traffic direction on Lower Drive will be reversed to enable motorists to turn right onto Middle Drive. Read more...
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New York Times Features Decomposition Study
The New York Times recently featured a UT study showing that human decomposition is much more variable than that of either pigs or rabbits. The findings could impact forensic court cases worldwide—particularly those that use rabbits and pigs as proxies for humans. Read more...
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Dongarra Honored with Prestigious Supercomputing Awards
Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory, was recently honored by The Association for Computer Machinery with the High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Achievement Award at the annual High Performance and Distributed Computing Conference in Kyoto, Japan, while the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will bestow him with the Super Computing 2016 Test of Time Award at its conference in November. Read more...
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Announcements
Reminder: Equitable Structure for Employee Parking Begins August 1 Read more...
Be Well Is Looking for Wellness Champions on Campus Read more...
Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Period Closes June 30 Read more...

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Events
Getting to Know Canvas, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Tuesday Read more...
NIH Brown Bag Lunch: NIH Budget Development, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
Mail Merge, 1:30–4:30 p.m. Wednesday Read more...

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Social Media

Twitter: Discuss Career Advancement during #UTalumChat from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Read more...

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UT Hosting BETS Program

Forty high school students from around the Southeast are practicing majoring in business on campus as part of the Business Education for Talented Students program through June 25. The ten-day residential program, run by Haslam College of Business, allows students to explore career and educational opportunities in the world of business. Read more...

Chief Lane Profiled for Magazine

UT Police Department Chief Troy Lane was interviewed for a special edition of USA Today on stands now through July 11. The issue commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Operation Desert Storm and its veterans. View Lane's interview on page twenty-two of the digital edition. Read more...

 
 
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