October 26, 2016

Local Historian Jack Neely to Give Lecture on Knoxville History at McClung Museum

Knoxville journalist and historian Jack Neely will give the talk "Subterranean Knoxville: The Buried Narrative of a Distracted City" at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 30, at the McClung Museum. The lecture, which is related to the special exhibit Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley, is free and open to the public. Read more...

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Baker Center Announces Newest Class of Scholars
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has added 14 new Baker Scholars to its program, bringing the total number to 30. Scholars are paired with faculty or professional mentors who help direct their project. In addition, scholars are encouraged to participate in Baker Center events, guest lectures, and conferences, giving them the chance to expand their networks of professional contacts and hear from political insiders. Read more...
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McClung Museum Launches New Online Collections Search Tool

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture has launched a new online collections search tool as part of its newly redesigned website. The online search capability was launched with 1,270 objects from featured collections, including the museum’s map collection, Roman objects, art works on paper, and selected historic photographs. Read more...

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Open Access Week: Open Textbooks
The cost of textbooks has skyrocketed in recent years, which has led some faculty to explore options in the textbook market. Open textbooks for high enrollment introductory courses are gaining momentum among instructors and students. Read more...
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Freeberg, Feller Pen News Sentinel Op-Ed on Streamlining History Standards
Ernest Freeberg, head of the UT Department of History, and Daniel Feller, professor of history, penned an opinion-editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel to add to the current conversation in the state over proposed changes to K-12 social studies standards. They both support streamlining history standards as a way to better prepare high school students to read history critically. Read more...
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Announcements
Vol Vision 2020 Strategic Priority Diversity and Inclusion Staff Listening Session Today Read more...
Early Voting at the Baker Center Starts Oct. 31 Read more...

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Events
Energy & Environment Forum, Energy Policy and the Next President with Peter Z. Grossman, 1 p.m. Tomorrow Read more...
10th Annual Buggy Buffet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tomorrow Read more...

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