August 28, 2015

Nine New Department Heads Take Their Posts
Nine new department heads have now taken their posts including Susan Kalisz, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Allen Dunn, English; Richard Aquila and John Nolt, co-interim directors, Philosophy; Anne Smith, Management; Maureen Taylor, Advertising and Public Relations; Dania Bilal, Information Sciences; Chris Cox, Civil and Environmental Engineering; and Veerle Keppens, Material Science and Engineering. Read more...
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Study: Tennessee on Track for Steady Population Growth

While Tennessee's population growth this decade has been slower than anticipated, UT's Center for Business and Economic Research projects the state's population to reach 8.5 million by 2040. Read more...

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WBIR Profiles Engineering's Mark Dean
Mark Dean, the John Fisher Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering and an icon of computer science, was profiled by Knoxville's NBC affiliate WBIR as part of its "Hometown Hero" series. The series, which looks at East Tennessee natives who have shaped the world around us, chose Dean for his contributions to modern computing and his start in a then-segregated Jefferson City. Read more...
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Neyland Featured in ESPN 'Odd Things' List

ESPN featured Neyland Stadium and UT's Department of Anthropology in this story about college football stadiums with colorful kinks and oddities. The Department of Anthropology, located inside the stadium in what used to be football players' dormitory, houses more than 1,000 human skeletons. Read more...

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Introducing UT Market Place: A New Way to Purchase Office Supplies
The Office of Procurement Services is launching a new e-procurement system. UT Market Place allows users to order office supplies from companies like Staples, American Paper and Twine, Grainger, Home Depot, and more using a single sign-in and shopping cart. Read more...
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NIMBioS Students Create Tool to Stop Pests
Invasive species, from plants like the kudzu vine to animals like the red scale insect that chomps through citrus crops, threaten the health of vital agricultural and natural lands. Three undergraduate students have developed a new tool to help fight these pests. Their work was done with UT faculty mentors during a summer research program at NIMBioS. Read more...
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Announcements
Office 365/Volmail Rolls Out Clutter Feature Read more...
Baker Scholar Applications Due September 15 Read more...
Daily Beacon Asks for Reader Feedback Read more...

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Events
Safe Zone: Train the Trainers, noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 29 Read more...
Writers in the Library: Margaret Lazarus Dean, 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 31 Read more...
Baker Cafe: Partisan Politics, Financial Deregulation and the New Gilded Age, 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1 Read more...

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Social Media

Twitter: @drdrewsteen: I'm recruiting a Ph.D. student to look at enzymes, microbes & OM in marine subsurface - see more at http://adsteen.github.io/; please RT Read more...

 
 
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