November 17, 2015

Professors, Red Bird Kiosk Honored with Design Awards

A water kiosk project and two educators from the College of Architecture and Design were recently honored by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The kiosk, a project in the Red Bird community of Clay County, Kentucky, earned a Design Award of Merit. Marleen Davis, Distinguished Professor of Architecture, was honored with the Gold Medalist Award, and retired architecture professor Bill Shell received the Award of Merit. Read more...

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Candlelight Vigil Tonight for Victims of Paris Attacks

The campus community is invited to join the student French honor society, Pi Delta Phi, at a candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m. today on Market Square in downtown Knoxville, in honor of the victims of the Paris attacks. For more information, contact Mary McAlpin at mmcalpin@utk.edu. Read more...

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Science Forum: Talk about Raptors Will Feature Live Birds

From their hollow bones to the cones in a falcon’s nostrils, the bodies of birds of prey are designed for maximum efficiency in flight, reproduction, hunting, and survival. The final Science Forum of the semester will feature a close-up look at raptors. Read more...

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NIMBioS: New Approaches to Assess Science Education and Research Efforts
What works in science, what doesn't, and how do we know? As the academic community faces greater scrutiny from external funders as to how and why research or education programs work, the need for external evaluation has never been greater. Read more...
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Professor Developing Methods to Understand, Stop Algal Bloom Damage
A UT professor is working to develop methods that could help scientists understand and stop massive algal blooms that destroy marine habitat along the US Eastern Seaboard. Steven Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor in the Department of Microbiology, received a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for the work. Read more...
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Associated Press Highlights Norrell Book on Alex Haley

History Professor Jeff Norrell recently published a new biography exploring the rise of author Alex Haley to national celebrity and his great literary influence. The Associated Press picked up the story, and it has been featured in numerous national news outlets. Read more...

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Announcements
Forums to Discuss Vol Vision 2020 are Wednesday and Friday Read more...
Student Groups to Mark World AIDS Day on Thursday Read more...
Sedaris' "The Santaland Diaries" Set for Carousel Theatre Read more...

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Events
Modern-Day Slavery: A Discussion on Human Trafficking, 7:00 p.m. today Read more...
Geography Awareness Week Distinguished Lecture, 3:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...
Digital Humanities: Developer Wayne Graham, 3:00 p.m. Friday Read more...

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