October 3, 2016

Professor Develops App for Patients Who Can't Speak
Patients who are unable to communicate with their health care providers are now able to better verbalize their needs, thanks to a new app developed by Rebecca Koszalinski, an assistant professor of nursing at UT. Speak for Myself allows intubated and voiceless patients to communicate pain, fear, anxiety, and loneliness to their doctors and nurses through an iPad or Android tablet. Read more...
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Emery Interviewed about Dwarf Planet Pluto's Icy Heart
The Christian Science Monitor recently interviewed UT's Joshua Emery for a story examining why dwarf planet Pluto is so icy. Scientists have modeled the ice composition on Pluto and have a theory now about why ice formed in the depths of Pluto's iconic "heart." Read more...
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Baker Center Announces October 2016 Lectures and Public Events
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has released its schedule of events for October. The first event is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, with Rich Pacelle, department head for political science, presenting a talk titled “Forty More Years: The Making of the Clinton/Trump Court." He will discuss the role of the Supreme Court in American politics, the current configuration of the Court, what will happen if Trump wins, what will result if Clinton wins, and the stakes of the election. Read more...
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Learning on the Set
Three cinema studies students spent their summer as interns for Dog Years, a feature film set in Knoxville starring Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds. Juniors Crue Smith and Lori Terrones and senior Corbin Phillips worked 12-hour days learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and how to bring a story to life. Read more...
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From Pokémon Go to Birdwatching: UT Scientist Studies How We Express Our Inner Hunter
Vladmir Dinets, a research assistant professor of psychology, recently conducted a study that shows playing games such as Pokémon Go may be a way of expressing your inner hunter. Dinets used himself as a case study to demonstrate that at least some humans do have a hunting instinct—or, more precisely, an innate interest in finding and catching prey. Read more...
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Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, 6 p.m. Tonight Read more...
Debate Watch! Tomorrow

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Writers in the Library: Tawnysha Greene & Kristi Maxwell, 7-8 p.m. Tonight Read more...
Baker Café - Forty More Years: The Making of the Clinton/Trump Court, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday Read more...

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Cone Zone

Eastbound Volunteer Boulevard between Todd Helton Drive and Pat Head Summitt Street will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. Thursday, October 6, to 6 a.m. Monday, October 10, as part of the Volunteer Boulevard streetscape project. The road will be repaved and new traffic lights will be installed. Detour signs will be placed at both ends of the road closure. Westbound lanes of Volunteer Boulevard will be open through the area. For more information call 974-3061.


How to Sign UT Knoxville Favorite Phrases & Words

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students sign popular Vol sentiments. Read more...

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