October 30, 2015

University Celebrates Mossman Building Groundbreaking

The university took a big step forward Thursday by breaking ground on the Mossman Building, a state-of-the-art laboratory and classroom facility scheduled to open by fall 2018. The building is named for the late Ken and Blaire Mossman, who also provided UT with an estate gift that established the Mossman Lecture Series. Last night’s inaugural Mossman Distinguished Lecture featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy drew more than 8,000 people, many of them UT students. Read more...

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Experts Offer Tips to Take Advantage of Daylight Saving Time

With daylight saving time set for Sunday morning, UT experts are encouraging people to take advantage of the extra hour. Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. Winding back clocks by one hour results in an extra hour of the day. Read more...

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Office of Sustainability Recognized for Innovation, Leadership

UT’s Office of Sustainability has been named a finalist in the sixth annual Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, which honor the best environmental efforts among colleges and universities that have signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Read more...

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Study: Lack of ZZZZs May Zap Cell Growth, Brain Activity

Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It could short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation, and even brain activity, according to a new UT study. Read more...

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Not Your Mama's World: Bird Study Shows Parent Care Not Always Best
Being taught by one's parents may not always be a good thing—at least if you're a whooping crane. A new UT study shows that animals deprived of normal parental care may be better suited to survive in new environments. Read more...
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University to Host Free Conference for Census Data Users

Census data users across the state are invited to a free Data Users Conference hosted by UT on November 17. The seminar, sponsored by UT's Tennessee State Data Center, will take place in Murfreesboro at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1850 Old Fort Parkway. Read more...

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Wrisberg Provides Expert Opinion in Wallet Hub's World Series Feature
Craig Wrisberg, professor emeritus of sport psychology and motor behavior, is included as an expert in Wallet Hub's "The 111th World Series" By The Numbers feature. The lifelong Cardinals fan offers his take on the business of baseball and its lasting legacy. Read more...
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Announcements
Today is the Last Day to Make Appointments for Chancellor's Office Hours on November 6 Read more...
McClung Museum Store Hosts Annual Holiday Sale Read more...
Three UT Market Place Training Sessions for November Announced Read more...

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Events
Day of the Dead Celebration, noon to 5:00 p.m. today Read more...
Writers in the Library: Colum McCann, 7:00 p.m. Monday Read more...
WUTK 90.3 The Rock: Lil Iffy Live! Pre-Halloween Fundraiser Show Read more...

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Facilities Services Employee of the Month: Brooke Krempa

Brooke Krempa is the Facilities Services Employee of the Month for October. She was recognized for her willingness to take on additional assignments, her exemplary time management skills, and successful departmental event planning. Read more...

Sorority and Fraternity Life Trick or Treat for Boys and Girls Club

Sorority and Fraternity Life hosted the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley on Thursday at Fraternity Park. Children trick-or-treated, had their faces painted, and played games.

 
 
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