October 26, 2015

Centuries-Old Marginalia in Rare Books on Display at Library

As long as there have been books, readers have been writing in the margins. An exhibit of rare books at Hodges Library contains examples of marginalia from over the centuries. The display bears witness to the reader's abiding urge to respond to the author's words or otherwise personalize a text. Read more...

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Chancellor's Office Hours to be Held November 6

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek invites faculty and staff to meet with him during his open office hours throughout the day on Friday, November 6. Appointments must be arranged in advance. Please send an e-mail to chancellor@utk.edu by the close of business on Friday, October 30. Read more...

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Students Embrace Spirit of Halloween with Bugs

Freshmen are embracing the ghoulish holiday in a creepy, crawly way. The First-Year Studies course It's a Bug's Life, taught by entomology and plant pathology professor Jerome Grant, examines how insects have shaped movies, television, art, literature, and food. As part of the course, the Buggy Buffet will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 29, in Hollingsworth Auditorium in Ellington Plant Sciences. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...

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Study: Bats Important to Survival of Rare Frog

Bat poop matters. So says a UT study examining a little-known species, the Caucasian parsley frog, and its reliance on insects that breed in bat guano. Read more...

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Eastman Engineers Help with Unit Ops Lab

The growing partnership between the College of Engineering and Eastman became a working arrangement last week—literally. A team of engineers from Eastman came from Kingsport to help install equipment and experiments in the Eastman Unit Ops Laboratory in the Nathan W. Dougherty Engineering Building. Read more...

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Sean Lally to Discuss Energy as Architecture

Sean Lally, architect and author, will present “The Air from Other Planets” as part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Church Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. today in McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building. Read more...

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Georgetown Scholar to Present Second Islamic Studies Lecture Tuesday

A Georgetown University scholar will address freedom of expression in Islam and the West during a lecture at UT on Tuesday, October 27. Read more...

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Announcements
Mossman Lecture to Feature Bill Nye the Science Guy at 7:00 P.M. Thursday Read more...
Wednesday's Mic/Nite to Showcase Faculty Research Read more...
UT NIH Research Community Open House and Networking Event is Thursday Read more...

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Events
An Update on the Arab Spring: Success and Failure from a Tunisian Perspective, 4:00 p.m. today Read more...
Brazilian Film Series: Cafundo, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday Read more...
Lecture: The Late Roman Fort at Yotvata, Israel, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Read more...

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