October 12, 2016

Governor's Chair Vaidya Named Composites Person of the Year
Governor's Chair for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Uday Vaidya has been named the Society of Plastics Engineers Composites Person of the Year. Read more...
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SEC Awards UT Faculty Travel Funds
Nine UT professors have received funding for travel to other Southeastern Conference universities for this academic year. Now in its fifth year, the grant program provides support for selected faculty to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC institutions. The faculty members from UT that received funding are Shelley Binder, Stuart Brotman, Jerzy Dydak, Patrick Grzanka, Katie Johnson, Alexander Lapins, Bertin Louis, Ron Taylor, and Xiaopeng Zhao. Read more...
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UT's Papers of Andrew Jackson Publishes New Volume, Partners with Library of Congress

The year 1832 was pivotal in Andrew Jackson's presidency. He defeated Henry Clay to secure a second term and launched the policies that came to define his administration and his legacy. These moments are among many captured in the latest volume of The Papers of Andrew Jackson, a UT project dedicated to transcribing and publishing the president's entire written record. Read more...

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Center for Sport, Peace, and Society Leads International Program to Empower Women
For the fifth consecutive year, UT's Center for Sport, Peace, and Society will implement the US Department of State and espnW's Global Sports Mentoring Program, a five-week cultural exchange program. Read more...
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UT Class: Social Media Comments Skyrocketed During Second Presidential Debate

Social media exploded Sunday night as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed over personal and policy issues. The Political Social Media Group, composed of students in a political communication graduate seminar, have been using sophisticated social media monitoring technology to scrutinize the debates leading up to the election. Read more...

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Campus Chest Weekly Update
The Campus Chest campaign is now 63 percent of the way to its goal. Join other Volunteers in giving back to the Knoxville community through the UT Campus Chest campaign. This effort focuses attention on the health and social service needs of our region and unites efforts in providing assistance to those less fortunate. The deadline to make a gift or pledge is Monday, October 31. Read more...
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Science Forum: Jay Clark to Discuss the Bears of the Smokies on October 14

Jay Clark will present “Bears of the Smokies” at the Science Forum on Friday. His talk will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. Clark’s presentation will summarize the research conducted by UT, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and the National Park Service about the Great Smoky Mountains’ black bear population. It will also explain how this information is critical to biologists charged with protecting and managing the bear population in the park and surrounding mountains. Read more...

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Gordon Speaks to NewsTalk about How to Have a Good Relationship
Kristina Gordon, UT professor of psychology and a relationship expert, spoke to NewsTalk 98.7 about what it takes to build or re-build a good relationship. She is director of RelationshipRx, a project seeking to make it easier for couples to take good care of their relationship health. Read more...
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Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development Candidate Public Forum with Randy Duran, Today, 2-3 p.m. Read more...
Trunk or Treat on October 26

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UT Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. Today
AIA-ETS / 10th Annual Harry C. Rutledge Memorial Lecture in Archaeology, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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