August 16, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares His Story with Freshmen

The course of US astronaut Scott Kelly’s life was changed by reading a book. So it was especially fitting that Kelly, a UT alumnus who spent a year in space aboard the International Space Station, spoke to freshmen during the annual celebration of Life of the Mind. Freshmen were asked to read Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Margaret Lazarus Dean, an associate professor of English at UT. Dean and Kelly are currently collaborating on a book. >> Video Read more...

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UT Welcomes Nine New Directors, Department Heads

With the new academic year, nine schools and departments are welcoming new directors and heads including Danielle Julie Carrier, biosystems engineering and soil science; David Wilson, School of Art; Aleydis Van de Moortel, Classics; Heidi Goodrich-Blair, microbiology; Tracie Woidtke, finance; Chad Autry, marketing and supply chain management; Diane Kelly, School of Information Sciences; Catherine Luther, School of Journalism and Electronic Media; and David Bassett Jr., kinesiology, recreation, and sport studies. Read more...

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That's a Wrap! Students Complete Internship Working on Feature Film
Three UT cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips, pictured, worked twelve-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to make a story come to life. Read more...
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Classics Students Spent Summer Seeking Archaeological Sites in Morocco
Five senior classics students spent the summer in Morocco, conducting an archaeological survey around one of the oldest cities in northwestern Africa. "Gardens of the Hesperides: The Rural Archaeology of the Loukkos Valley" is a collaboration between UT and the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine in Rabat, Morocco. The project is co-directed by UT Professor Stephen Collins-Elliott, with the participation of Moroccan professors and students. Read more...
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Farmers Market Hosts Special Market to Kick Off Fall Semester
To celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, the UT Farmers Market will feature special events and giveaways from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17. The market will begin with Smokey ringing the bell to open sales. A free yoga class will be held at 5:45 p.m. All patrons are invited to enter to win prizes at the information booth from Riversports, Barre Belle Yoga and Fitness, Bluetique, and Lonesome Dove. Read more...
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Interested in Secure Online Testing and Virtual Proctoring?
Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are available to faculty and students. LDB secures the testing environment in Blackboard and Canvas to prevent students from browsing other sites during an exam. Students also are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access any other applications on their personal computer while LDB is in use. Respondus Monitor allows for supervised online exams. Read more...
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Announcements
Finalists Named for Next UT Martin Chancellor Read more...
Sections of Communication Classes for Students with Speech Anxiety Available Read more...
Vols in Rio: Daily Updates and Results for Tennessee Olympians Read more...

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Events
TurningPoint Clickers: Basics and Transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud (6), 1:30–3:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
Meet a Vol, Have a Ball, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
Student Engagement Fair, 7:00–9:30 p.m. Friday Read more...

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