November 16, 2015

Six Things You Should Know about Geography
Geography is more than maps, terrains, and places. It's also history, climate change, human rights, population, transportation, and human behavior. With Geography Awareness Week beginning today, here's a look at some fascinating—and very diverse—research being done by UT geographers. Read more...
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Teen Cancer Patient Visits UT, Gets Big Orange Homecoming Surprise
A sixteen-year-old cancer patient offered "honorary admission" to UT several months ago was on campus this past weekend to enjoy Homecoming festivities. Noah Hays, a high school junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, is a lifelong Volunteer fan whose dream of attending UT has been jeopardized by his diagnosis with stage four rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive and rare cancer of the muscle and bone marrow. Read more...
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Study Finds China's Newfound Mobility Increasingly Reliant on E-Bikes
China has long had the largest population of any country in the world, but its recent economic boom has presented it with a number of problems, especially transportation and air quality. UT researchers have been studying the use of e-bikes in China, and their new findings shed light on the demographic and geographic use of the new technology. Read more...
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OIT Requests Input on New Learning Management System

OIT issued a formal Request for Information to review available LMS options. Responses were received from Blackboard, Instructure Canvas, and Brightspace Desire2Learn. OIT asks that members of the campus community attend one of the open demonstrations November 17–18, ask questions, and provide feedback via the online feedback form for each vendor demonstration. Read more...

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Orange-Blue Blood Drive Kicks Off November 16

The twenty-eighth annual Orange-Blue Blood Drive Battle begins today and continues through Friday, November 20. Each year, UT takes on the University of Kentucky in the friendly competition to see which fan base can bring in more blood donations during a five-day period. Read more...

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New Off-Campus Housing Website Launches Today

The Off-Campus and Commuter Services Office launched a new housing website, Off-Campus Housing Service. The site is designed to simplify the housing search for students, parents, faculty and staff, and area property owners and managers. Read more...

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USA Today Interviews Inwood about Student Activist Movements
USA Today interviewed Joshua Inwood, associate professor of geography with a joint appointment in the Africana Studies Program, for this story examining how protests over racism at a Midwestern university is a wake-up call for campuses nationwide and signals a new sense of racial consciousness. Read more...
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IT Community of Practice: Digital Humanities Remix, 12:20 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
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