September 16, 2015

Vol Vision 2020 Forums to be Held

The Milestone Review Committee has been working on an update of our strategic plan, which will be called Vol Vision 2020, and is now hosting forums to hear from the campus community and gather ideas about the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead. Forums will be held from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, and Thursday, September 24, in Hodges Library Auditorium. Additional forums will be held in November. Read more...

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Margaret Lazarus Dean Examines Future of American Space Flight in Pregame Showcase
Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor of English, will present "Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight" at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, prior to the UT vs. Western Carolina game. Read more...
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CBER Study Projects Tennessee's Economic Outlook for Fall

Tennessee's economy performed well in the first half of 2015 and largely followed a similar pattern of growth as the US economy, but the state's unemployment rate is still higher than the national average, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Business and Economic Research. Read more...

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Baker Center to Host Constitution Day Events

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will host several events throughout the day on Thursday in celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Events include a voter registration drive on the Pedestrian Walkway, a lecture on the death penalty, a luncheon, and a panel discussion with students about citizenship. Read more...

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Research Foundation Announces Invention Disclosure Portal to Simplify Process
The UT Research Foundation announced on Tuesday the creation of a new secure, online portal for invention disclosures at the university. The Invention Disclosure Enterprise Application is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and is compatible with most operating systems and devices. Read more...
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WUOT: UT's Gavrilets Discusses Evolution of Human Warfare
Sergey Gavrilets recently spoke with WUOT 91.9 FM about human warfare and how it has evolved over time. Gavrilets, distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is one of the organizers of a three-day workshop that will explore warfare in human societies and how it has potentially acted as a source of natural selection for biological and cultural evolution. Read more...
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Announcements
WWE Smackdown Pre-Sale Offered for Faculty and Staff Read more...
Of Mice and Men Begins Run at Clarence Brown Theatre on September 30 Read more...
Flu Shots to be Offered at Benefits Fair on October 8 Read more...

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Events
A Night at the Museum: Careers in Museums, Archives, and Libraries, 4:00 p.m. today Read more...
Science Forum: Can Anything Good Come out of GMOs?, noon Friday Read more...
Confucius Institute's 2015 Moon Festival Celebration, 6:30 p.m. Friday Read more...

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