September 29, 2016

Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture Series Kicks Off

The Humanities Center 2016–2017 Distinguished Lecture Series kicks off with Peter Railton, the Gregory S. Kavka Distinguished University Professor and John Stephenson Perrin Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. His presentation, "Moral Learning," will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 30, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in John C. Hodges Library. Read more...

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100th Anniversary of Homecoming Activities Open to Faculty and Staff
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of UT Knoxville's first Homecoming. The Center for Student Engagement has several ways that faculty and staff on campus can get involved. Among the events are a 5K fun run, an office decorating contest and a car show. Registration for events closes October 28. Read more...
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Graduate School Seeks Applicants for Student/Faculty Research Awards

The Graduate School is seeking applicant proposals for the Student/Faculty Research Awards. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to student-faculty pairs to support research or creative projects. Deadlines for proposals are October 28 and January 17. Read more...

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Science Forum: Budke to Discuss Value of Biodiversity on September 30
Jessica Budke will present "Biodiversity Collections: A Record of the Past and a Resource for the Future" at the Science Forum on Friday. She is an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and directs the UT Herbarium. Read more...
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Students Complete 1,157-Mile Tour of the Tennessee River
Four states, five days, 1,157 miles, and all the catfish they could eat. A dozen College of Architecture and Design students have completed their tour of the Tennessee River, but their work has just begun. The students are part of the Governor’s Chair Tennessee River Studio, led by Brad Collett, assistant professor of landscape architecture. The group traveled through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky to understand the influences and impacts on the river system. Read more...
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Recent Graduate Recognized in 'Junior Nobel Prize' Competition

A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the "junior Nobel Prize"—for his paper in the philosophy category. Duncan Cordry, graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master's degree at the University of New Mexico. Read more...

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Announcements
International Festival Tomorrow Read more...
Sprint for the Prints 5K Saturday Read more...
Smoky Mountain Field School Hosts October Courses Read more...

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Events
Yogafest, 12-6 p.m. Today Read more...
Baker Center: Wind Energy Development and Wildlife, 1 p.m. Today Read more...
Artist Lecture and Reception: Sarah Emerson, 7 p.m. Tonight Read more...

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Photography

Congratulations, Arthur Tezak!

Congratulations to Arthur Tezak, who was named Facilities Services Employee of the Month for September. Tezak keeps the College of Law facility running smoothly each and every day. He has done an extraordinary job since he began working at the building in 1997. Also pictured is Terry Ledford and Barry Mitchell.

Bring Your Own Mug; Get A Discount

Thanks to efforts by faculty, staff, and students to use and recycle reusable bottles, we've diverted more than 2 million plastic bottles from the landfill. Help to keep it up through the Mug Project—bring your own mug to (most) UT dining locations and get 99-cent coffee or fountain drinks or 15 percent off specialty coffee beverages. Read more...

 
 
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