August 22, 2016

UT Joins CIRTL, National Effort to Improve Skills, Diversity of Faculty
Starting this fall, graduate students and postdocs can develop their teaching skills through UT's partnership with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, a national network of forty-six graduate universities. Interested participants should register by Monday, August 29, for the first set of UT CIRTL seminars. Read more...
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DiPietro Addresses Range of Complex Issues in News Sentinel Column
In a column for the News Sentinel, UT President Joe DiPietro writes about challenges facing higher education institutions. He states, "Fear and uncertainty across our borders and protests and polarization at home form a backdrop on our campuses affecting complicated issues ranging from financial survival to diversity and inclusion to student conduct and campus civility." Read more from President's DiPietro's column. Read more...
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Number of Donors to UT Knoxville Reaches an All-Time High

More than forty-three thousand donors and philanthropic investors chose to support UT in fiscal year 2016. That number represents an increase of more than ten thousand donors in the past three years. In all, UT received $167 million in private and corporate gifts last fiscal year, marking another successful fundraising year. Read more...

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Wearable Sensors Could Improve Treatment for Motor-Skill Impairments
Every year in the United States almost 800,000 people suffer a stroke, an affliction which results in blood flow being cut off from the brain. Eric Wade, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, recently led a team that developed a way to measure functional motor ability in those who have suffered a stroke. Read more...
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UT Joins Open Textbook Network

The University Libraries is spearheading UT’s collaboration with the Open Textbook Network. This fall, librarians will meet with campus stakeholders to explore adoption of open textbooks, and to encourage faculty to author and license their own open textbooks. Read more...

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Freshman Gets Deliciously Creative with Life of the Mind Project
When freshman Mason Davis contemplated what he’d do for his Life of the Mind project on this year’s common reading selection, Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight, two things came to mind: cake and chocolate. Mason’s mother, Vickie Davis, owns a baking business in Harriman, and he enlisted her help to create an edible homage to the book—complete with a chocolate shuttle cake topper. Read more...
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Announcements
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Deadline to Apply for Travel Support for Blackwell-Tapia Conference and Awards Ceremony Is August 29 Read more...
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Events
Getting to Know Canvas, 12:30–2:30 p.m. Today Read more...
Part-Time Job Fair, 2:00–5:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
Family Fun Day: Sailing Along the Nile, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...

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