November 10, 2015

Leaving Orbit: English Professor's Book is the Next Life of the Mind Selection
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight by Associate Professor of English Margaret Lazarus Dean will be next year's Life of the Mind selection. Faculty and staff who would like to collaborate on Life of the Mind programming are invited to contact the First-Year Studies Office at 865-974-3523 or firstyear@utk.edu. Read more...
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A Greener Campus: Demolition of Steam Plant Smoke Stack Begins
A big change to Knoxville's skyline is coming this month, as a 310-foot smoke stack on campus will be demolished and removed. The smoke stack was built in 1965 and can be seen from many parts of downtown. It's the last visible remnant of the university's old coal-fired boilers, which for decades generated steam for the campus. Read more...
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Pregame Showcase Examines Extraterrestrial Rock in Antarctica November 14
Football fans will be able to learn more about the meteorite presence in Antarctica during UT's Pregame Showcase at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 14. Devon Burr, associate professor of earth and planetary science, will present "Searching for Extraterrestrial Rocks in Antarctica" before the UT Homecoming game against North Texas. Read more...
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Festival to Honor Great German Literary Figure

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived nearly 200 years ago, but his work continues to shape ideas today. Goethe's life and work will be celebrated through film screenings, a poetry contest, panel discussions, and performances at a festival to be held November 12–13. Read more...

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New Group Helps Transfer Students Network, Learn About Campus
After Emmanuel Adebola's first semester at UT, he gave himself a homework assignment: do something to help other transfer students—like himself—adjust more quickly to campus. With help from Admissions and the Center for Student Engagement, Adebola formed Tennessee Transfer Connect. Read more...
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Register for Workshop on Open Scholarship
Open scholarship, including Creative Commons licenses, alternative metrics, and funders' public access policies, is changing how knowledge is created and shared. Join a workshop on "Open Scholarship: The New Rules" at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in 213 Hodges Library to find out how open scholarship affects your research, publication, impact metrics, and teaching. Read more...
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Partnerships That Make a Difference: Tennessee Partnership for Ongoing Parental Support
Tennessee Partnership for Ongoing Parental Support, based in the College of Social Work, provides assistance to noncustodial fathers who are incarcerated or recently released, as well as informational sessions for correctional staff. These programs are funded through a contract administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and UT. Read more...
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Announcements
Caroline Darlington is the November Courage to Climb Award Winner Read more...
Conifers for the Home Garden Plant Sale and Lecture is Sunday Read more...
Consider Safety Issues When Decorating Offices for Holidays Read more...

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Events
National Day of Remembrance Roll Call, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
El Salvador and Honduras Culture Night, 6:00–7:30 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
Combat Fitness Challenge, 5:00 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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