August 25, 2015

Hurricane Katrina Tattoos a Form of Coping, Storytelling Ten Years Later

Tattoos are increasingly a popular way to acknowledge trauma or pay tribute to the dead, a place, or a life-changing event. For survivors of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, tattoos are becoming a form of storytelling and a tool of coping and healing, according to a UT cultural geographer. Read more...

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College of Law Names Katrice Morgan First Director of Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Law recently named Katrice W. Jones Morgan its first director of diversity and inclusion. The new position is part of Dean Melanie D. Wilson's initiative to enrich and promote greater diversity in the college. Read more...

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Partnerships That Make a Difference: Rural Libraries Professionals Program
UT's Information Technology Rural Librarian Master's Scholarship Programs (ITRL and ITRL2) recruit and train rural library professionals working in the Southern and Central Appalachian regions. Participating students earn their master's degree through the School of Information Sciences synchronous distance education program. Read more...
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College of Nursing Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Nurses in Appalachia

The College of Nursing has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to improve clinical education for family nurse practitioner students. Read more...

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NIMBioS Receives National Grant to Assess Student Learning in Mathematics

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis has been awarded a two-year, $299,990 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess whether using real-world biology examples in college-level mathematics courses enhances student understanding of quantitative concepts. Read more...

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If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Skeletons Can Tell

National Public Radio featured the Bass Donated Skeletal Collection and Dawnie Steadman, director of UT's Forensic Anthropology Center, in this story. The donated collection contains 1,200 skeletons; it's a draw for anthropologists, detectives and demographers who come to UT to learn how to read these bones. Read more...

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Announcements
College of Law to Host Admissions Workshop, Recruitment Fair September 9 Read more...
OIT Adds New Scantron Drop-Off and Pickup Location Read more...
Hitchcock Farce "The 39 Steps" Opens Theatre's Season Read more...

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Events
EOD Workshop: Giving and Receiving Feedback, 8:30-11:30 a.m. September 3 Read more...
Ashe Lecture: Values, Strategies and Alliances: Tools for Tackling Challenges to the Global Order, 5:30 p.m. today Read more...
Online@UT 05 (Grade Center in Blackboard Learn), 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 26 Read more...

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#BigOrangeFriday on Facebook

Campus looked good today for the first #BigOrangeFriday of the semester! Read more...

Chancellor's Fall Kickoff Picnic

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek greets Anton Reece, executive director of the Student Success Center, at Friday's picnic for faculty and staff in Thompson-Boling Arena.

 
 
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