September 9, 2016

Army ROTC Cadets Running Game Day Ball to Battle at Bristol

"Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it there for sixty minutes" is one of General Robert Neyland's famous game day maxims, one that fourteen Army ROTC cadets at UT are taking literally. At 7:00 a.m. today, the cadets began their 148-mile journey across East Tennessee, taking turns to run the game ball to the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol in time for the 8:00 p.m. coin toss Saturday. Read more...

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Fifteenth Anniversary of 9-11: 'God Bless America' Image Endured for Two Months
Situated at the corner of Pat Head Summitt Street and Volunteer Boulevard, The Rock has been a symbol of self-expression on the UT campus since its excavation in the 1960s. In the decades since, it has displayed many iconic messages—but few, if any, have lasted as long as the patriotic message following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Read more...
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Security Experts Discuss Changing Face of Terrorism

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks drastically altered daily norms for many Americans, from heightened security measures at airports to the expectation that a camera is watching our every move in public. "All of that has happened and the question is, how successful has it been?" said Krista Wiegand, associate professor of political science and director of conflict processes research in the Global Security program at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. "The challenge is that the federal government is unwilling to share information about potential attacks that were halted to protect national security information. So it's hard to figure out how many of these attacks have been thwarted because of these measures." Read more...

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Professor: How to Talk to Children about 9-11
Like many people, Laura Wheat remembers where she was and what she was doing on September 11, 2001, when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and crashed a plane into a Pennsylvania field. Reflecting on her own experience and considering how the world has changed, Wheat offers some thoughts about dealing with tragedy and helping children cope. Read more...
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Vols Take on Florida in Campus Blood Drive September 12-16
Medic Regional Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive on campus Monday, September 12, through Friday, September 16. The drive is a competition with the University of Florida's campus community. Read more...
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DENSO Once Again Helping EcoCAR Team Succeed
UT's EcoCAR team has once again gotten support from a familiar partner: DENSO has provided the team with $50,000. The aid from the DENSO operation based in Blount County will help the team purchase a truck to transport their competition car. Read more...
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Emergency Preparedness Tip: Are You Storm Ready?

Our campus was recently recertified as a Storm Ready Campus. Severe weather is a common occurrence in East Tennessee. That familiarity makes it easy for us to forget how dangerous lightning, damaging winds, floods, and hail can be. Make sure you are ready. Have emergency supplies, know where to seek shelter, and know how to protect yourself. Read more...

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Announcements
Flags on Campus to Be at Half-Staff in Observance of Patriot Day, Sunrise to Sunset on September 11 Read more...
Reminder: Expand Skills, Explore Cuisines in ‘Become Your Own Chef’ Courses Read more...
Japanese Kokedama Gardening Class Scheduled for Saturday at UT Gardens Read more...

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Events
Science Forum: Stephanie Drumheller-Horton, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Read more...
Family Fun Day: History and Rhythm, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...
OIT Workshop: Getting to Know Canvas, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Monday Read more...

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