September 7, 2016

Update on Independent Commission to Review Title IX Resources
On Tuesday, UT President Joe DiPietro named four people to a special, independent commission to review the system's Title IX resources and programs. The new commission is part of the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit against the university. Read more...
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Title IX and Sexual Assault: Know Your Responsibilities

As a UT employee, it is important for you to know your obligations if a student or employee reports sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking and retaliation concerns. Mandatory reporters are required to report incidents covered by the university's policy on sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. They are also required to assist the complainant, encourage him or her to report to law enforcement, and review to see whether the incident involves child abuse. Read more...

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Fifteen Years Later: Campus Community Remembers 9-11
Sunday will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Recognizing that most undergraduates were young children at the time and have learned most of what they know about that tragic day from history class, we invited you to contribute to their understanding by sharing your memories of that day. Read more...
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Professor Part of NASA Launch Team to Retrieve Asteroid Sample
The work of Joshua Emery, associate professor of planetary science, will be instrumental in a new NASA mission to bring an asteroid sample back to Earth that could help scientists better understand the early solar system. Emery will be on hand when OSIRIS-REx launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Thursday. The spacecraft will orbit the sun for a year and then use Earth's gravitational field to redirect to the asteroid Bennu, which it will reach in August 2018. Read more...
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Experience Learning Training Offered

The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is offering a series of workshops to introduce interested faculty to Experience Learning. "Collaboration" will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. September 14 and from 2:10 to 4:10 p.m. September 15. "Reflection" will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. October 12 and from 2:10 to 4:10 p.m. October 13. Read more...

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WBIR: Cas Walker Stories Project Collects Tales of the East Tennessee Legend
WBIR-TV Channel 10 interviewed History Professor Ernest Freeberg and doctoral student Josh Hodge about a project they are spearheading: The Cas Walker Stories Project, which seeks to tell stories of Cas Walker through Knoxville residents. Cas Walker was a politician, businessman, and legend in East Tennessee. Read more...
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Freshman Business Majors to Participate in 'Haslam Engaged'

The Haslam College of Business will host nearly a thousand first-year business students for "Haslam Engaged," an experiential team building and learning event, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 9, in Thompson-Boling Arena Read more...

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Announcements
Call for Proposals: Equipment and Infrastructure Fund Read more...
Reminder: VolShop Increases Discount for Faculty and Staff Read more...
In Case You Missed It: Institute of Agriculture to Hold Three-Day Startup Program Read more...

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Events
Disease: Famine and Plague: Health and Survival in the Face of Medieval Demographic Crises, 3:40–5:00 p.m. Today Read more...
Motivation and Recognition of Employees, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Thursday Read more...
Faculty Pub, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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