August 4, 2016

Vols Compete in Rio Olympics

UT is well represented at the 2016 Summer Olympics that began Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Eleven current and former Vols, including Justin Gatlin, pictured above, will compete for six different countries in four separate sports during this summer's games that will run until August 21. Tennessee Athletics and Tennessee Today will share athlete bios and event updates and reminders throughout the course of the games. Opening ceremonies for the games begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday. Read more...

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Institute of Agriculture Chancellor Announces Retirement
Institute of Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington has decided to retire in September, President Joe DiPietro announced last week. Arrington, UTIA chancellor since 2011, will retire and leave office September 1. DiPietro has selected UT Extension Dean Tim Cross to serve as interim chancellor until Arrington’s successor is found. Read more...
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Tennessee Olympians: Rhian Wilkinson, Women's Soccer
Alumna Rhian Wilkinson is one of the most decorated players in the history of Canada's Women's National Team. She played for Tennessee from 2000 to 2003. Wilkinson was a three-time NSCAA All-Central Region and All-SEC selection as well as a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American in 2000. Canada won over Australia on Wednesday and will play Zimbabwe at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. NBC is live-streaming events online. Read more...
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Tennessee Olympians: Hannah Wilkinson, Women's Soccer
Hannah Wilkinson, a current student, is Tennessee's leader in goals and points and will likely crack the top 10 in program history in both categories this season. Wilkinson is playing with the New Zealand Women's National Team. New Zealand lost to the USA team on Wednesday and will face Colombia at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. NBC is live-streaming events online. Read more...
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Tennessee Olympians: Tamika Catchings, Women's Basketball
Alumna Tamika Catchings rates as one of the greatest Tennessee basketball players in history. She was a four-time Kodak All-American and the AP and Naismith player of the year in 2000. She is one of only two players in Lady Vol history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. USA will play Senegal at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. NBC is live-streaming events online. Read more...
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Tennessee Olympians: Kira Toussaint, Swimming and Diving
Kira Toussaint is a rising senior for the Tennessee swimming and diving team who will be making her first trip to the Olympics as a member of the Netherlands' team. She will compete in the 100-meter backstroke at noon Sunday. NBC is live-streaming events online. Read more...
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Professor Discusses the Science of Olympians
Once every four years, people from all nations marvel at the incredible feats of the greatest athletes in the world. What is it that allows them to run, jump, and throw faster and farther than the average person? David Bassett, head of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, and a colleague have developed a course to answer that question. Read more...
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Knoxville Mercury Features Culinary Program
For an article in the Knoxville Mercury, Dennis Perkins attended a Culinary Program challenge featuring student chef Brandon Hill. Students in the program learn everything from knife skills to the mathematics of ordering food for a function with varied menu choices. The course is led by chef Greg Eisele and a team of area professionals to give students experience in a professional kitchen. Read more...
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2016-17 Graduate Catalog Is Available Online Read more...
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Events
Teaching in a Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) 1, 9:30–11:00 a.m. Monday Read more...
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Project Management, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Tuesday Read more...

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Cone Zone

Neyland Drive lane resurfacing begins Sunday. Work will occur overnight from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. to reduce the impact on traffic. The project is set to finish by the end of August. For more info, call 974-3061.

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If Mozart Were a Trial Lawyer

From Tennessee Law: Melissa Joy Baxter, a current law student, asks what would Wolfgang Mozart do with a closing argument? If the great composer had to construct an argument for a jury, what would it sound like? Read more...

Ready for Liftoff

From Torchbearer: Katherine Van Hooser ('91) spent April 12, 1981, glued to coverage of the first space shuttle launch. As the shuttle cleared the tower that day, Van Hooser hoped that one day she would work for the space agency. Barely ten years later, that dream became a reality. Read more...

 
 
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