June 23, 2016

Keppens Takes Over as Head of Joint Institute of Advanced Materials

The UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Advanced Materials has named Veerle Keppens as its new director. Keepens is the current head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. "Dr. Keppens carries a wealth of materials science knowledge to this position along with a passion for broadening our understanding in these areas of research," said UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. Read more...

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Full Board of Trustees Meeting Is Today
UT's Board of Trustees full board meeting begins at 1:00 p.m. today in Hollingsworth Auditorium and will be webcast live and archived for later viewing. Board members will review the university's operating budget, student tuition and fees, and compensation guidelines. Read more...
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Fulbright Scholar Brad Collett Lectures in Slovenia

This spring, Brad Collett, a Fulbright Scholar on the UT faculty, began a semester-long experience in Slovenia, a small country in south central Europe. Read more...

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Five Students on Capitol Hill for Congressional Internships

Five students are spending the summer working in Tennessee congressional offices as part of UT’s Congressional Internship program. Read more...

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Pacelle Discusses Critical Voting Groups for 2016 Election
The 2016 presidential elections will likely be one of the nation's historic races—both because of the presumptive candidates and the voter groups each will drive to the polls—according to Richard Pacelle, a UT political science expert and head of the Department of Political Science. Read more...
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Tennessee 4-H Awarded Sponsorship for Summer Camp STEM Experience
UT Extension has been awarded one of four $10,000 sponsorships from HughesNet to implement a "Summer Camp STEM Experience" during Junior 4-H camp this summer in Columbia, Crossville, and Greeneville, Tennessee. During Tennessee 4-H Junior Camp, youth will experience STEM through a series of hands-on stations. Read more...
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McClung Museum Hosts Free "Dinosaurs in the Movies: Fact or Fiction" Film Screening

The public is invited to the McClung Museum at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for a free film screening about fact and fiction in dinosaur films. In Dinosaurs in the Movies: Fact or Fiction, Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, UT vertebrate paleontologist, will critique famous film dinosaurs. The presentation, designed for ages twelve through adult, aims to separate the science from the fiction. Read more...

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Announcements
Reminder: Improved Enforcement of Accessible Parking Policies Begins July 1 Read more...
Nominate an Exceptional Alumni for Tennessee Alumnus Centennial Issue Read more...
Search Launches for Next UT System Chief Financial Officer Read more...

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Events
Excel 2 (Forms, Charts, and Macros), 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Friday Read more...
Improving Your Web Pages' Visibility in Search Engine Results (SEO), Noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday Read more...
Stroller Tour: Moving Among Dinosaurs, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Monday Read more...

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Small Starts to Big Change

The Be Well initiative seeks to improve the health and wellness of the university’s employees through programming focused on physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco cessation. Read more...

Guide Glass

From Quest: Jinxing Tan, professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, is working on a unique device that could improve mobility for visually impaired people without being overly cumbersome. It’s called Guide Glass. Read more...

 
 
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