November 18, 2015

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Brandy Manka

Brandy Manka has been involved in the storm water analysis project at Second Creek since its beginning—from design to installation to running the earliest samples. The civil and environmental engineering senior got involved in research during her first year at UT, thanks in large part to RISER—Research and Instructional Strategies for Engineering Retention—a program that works to attract and retain women in engineering programs at UT. >> Video Read more...

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Professor's Sociology Expertise to Help Address US Infrastructure Issues
A UT sociology professor's expertise in social psychology and human behavior will be critical to addressing the nation's infrastructure challenges. Chien-fei Chen and her collaborators are part of a $20 million National Science Foundation initiative focused on enhancing and making the nation's infrastructure—clean water, electricity, transportation, and health care—more resilient. Read more...
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Partnerships That Make a Difference: Community Partnerships with the Arts Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences' Community Partnerships with the Arts Programs places students and faculty into the public arts arena and brings the public to our arts venues, too. Programs offered through the Department of Theatre, the School of Music, and the School of Art involve more than 100 faculty members and 800 students each year. Read more...

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College of Nursing and Haslam College of Business Launch Health Care Leadership Series

A new health care leadership series aims to mentor academic partners in rural and underserved clinics in East Tennessee. The program, funded through a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, includes UT's College of Nursing as well as graduate and executive education programs in the Haslam College of Business. Read more...

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Chemical Sensing Technology Wins National R&D100 Award

R&D Magazine has recognized a low-cost chemical sensor invented by a UT chemistry professor in partnership with the Y-12 National Security Complex as a top technology product in the marketplace. Read more...

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New York Times Features Joy Harjo Poem
The New York Times featured Joy Harjo's poem, Fall Song, last week. Harjo is a new faculty member in the Department of English. Read more...
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UT Presents Statewide Pro2Serve Winners with Scholarships

Ten Tennessee high school students received $6,000 annual scholarships to UT in this year's UT-Pro2Serve Math Contest, held October 27. Read more...

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Announcements
Orange-Blue Blood Drive Continues Through Friday Read more...
Call for Submissions: Faculty First Grant 2016 Read more...
Tennessee Blue Book Dedicated to Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. Read more...

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Events
Birds, Coffee, and Workers in India: Are the Geographies of the 21st century Sustainable, 3:30 p.m. Thursday Read more...
Faculty Pub at Fieldhouse Social, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Thursday Read more...
Cyber Security Expert Jack Daniel, 4:00 p.m. Thursday Read more...

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