September 9, 2015

UT Now Ranked 47th in 2016 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Improvements in graduation rates helped pave the way for UT's three-spot rise in U.S. News and World Report's 2016 undergraduate rankings released today. UT is now ranked 47th among all public universities, up from 50th last year. Read more...

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Campus Community Invited to Friday's Student Union Dedication
The campus community is invited to the dedication of the new Student Union at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 11. The event will celebrate the midpoint in the multiyear project and will include a ribbon cutting across the Pedestrian Bridge. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Anthony "Tony" Moses
Anthony "Tony" Moses, a longtime faculty member in the English Language Institute, passed away on September 2. He became an instructor at ELI in 1985, soon after completing his doctorate in English at UT. A service of remembrance will be held at 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 11, at the Baker Center. Read more...
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Baker Center's Fall Events Kick Off Thursday

The Baker Center is kicking off its Energy and Environmental Forum series with speaker Berrien Moore at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10, in the Baker Center's Toyota Auditorium. Moore is the Chesapeake Energy Corporation Chair in Climate Studies, dean of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, director of the National Weather Center, and vice president for weather and climate programs at the University of Oklahoma. Read more...

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Disaster Drill Gave Responders, Nursing Students Realistic Practice
A make-believe tornado hit campus, ripping apart Neyland Stadium just before a football game. A handful of people were killed; dozens were injured. This horrific scenario set the stage for UT's full-scale disaster drill last April and the whole thing was caught on video. Practice is key to the campus preparedness effort. Read more...
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Science Forum to Look at New Vision for Trees on Campus

Sharon Jean-Philippe, an assistant professor of urban forestry, and Sam Adams, UT campus arborist, will present "A New Vision for Trees on the University of Tennessee Campus" at the semester's first Science Forum at noon on Friday. Read more...

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Partnerships That Make a Difference: Smart Communities Initiative
The Smart Communities Initiative is founded upon the idea that universities and communities should work together to improve the health and vitality of their areas. Through interdisciplinary research and scholarship, community dialogue, human capacity, reflection, and innovation, SCI community and university partners collaborate toward smarter, more vibrant communities. Read more...
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Announcements
First Performance of The 39 Steps is Tonight Read more...
Research Lunch Series Begins Friday, September 11 Read more...
Science Alliance Seeks Joint Directed Research and Development Proposals Read more...

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Events
Founder's Day Celebration, noon tomorrow Read more...
Lecture: Reflexive Climate Risk Management, 3:40 p.m. tomorrow Read more...
Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, 9:00 a.m. Friday, September 11 Read more...

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