October 20, 2016

Vol Vision 2020 Strategic Priority Diversity and Inclusion Listening Sessions

The Vol Vision 2020 Strategic Priority Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, chaired by Tyvi Small and Angela Batey, is interested in hearing feedback from faculty and staff. This feedback will help shape the action plan for this important university strategic priority. Read more...

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Family-Friendly Halloween Events on Campus
Several campus organizations are hosting Halloween events in the coming weeks. Faculty and staff are welcome to bring their families to some of these festivities including Howl-O-Ween, VOLoween, Fall Festival, and Trunk or Treat. Read more...
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UT Group: 'Russia' and 'Rigged Election' Top Social Media Chatter during Debate
Russia, abortion, disrespect for women, and allegations of a rigged election generated the most chatter Wednesday night during the final debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Those are among the findings of The Political Social Media Research Group, composed of students in a School of Journalism and Electronic Media political communication seminar. Read more...
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Late Secondary Election Candidates Possible? UT Election Expert Answers
What would happen if Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton were to drop out before the election? Rich Pacelle, head of the Department of Political Science, weighs in on the ramifications if either candidate were to step down. Read more...
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Boston Globe Highlights Shteynberg Research on Peer Pressure and Debates

The Boston Globe highlighted the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, which examines how watching the debate with peers affects our perception of politicians. Read more...

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Eck Named Director of Research Development
Kimberly Eck is the new director of the Research Development Team in the Office of Research and Engagement. She previously served as associate vice president for research opportunities at the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. The Research Development Team helps faculty form competitive research teams and collaborations to identify and pursue large strategic opportunities. Read more...
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Safety Tip: What to Do in an Earthquake
Did you know East Tennessee is one of the most active seismic zones in the country? More than 2.7 million people are participating in the Great Central US ShakeOut today to encourage earthquake preparedness. The Office of Emergency Management encourages you to take a moment to learn what to do if an earthquake should occur on our campus. Read more...
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Announcements
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development Candidate Public Forum with D. Keith Roper, 2-3 p.m. Today Read more...
Diversity Dialogue Town Hall: Freedom of Expression and Bias Protocol, 6:30 p.m. October 24 Read more...

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Events
Baker Café - Presidential Economics: Rhetoric and Reality, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Today Read more...
UT Contemporary Music Festival Opening Concert, 8 p.m. Tonight Read more...

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