November 19, 2015

HR Connection: Meet Linda Hendricks Harig and Mary Lucal

Welcome to HR Connection, a new series of stories from the Knoxville-area Human Resources team to keep you informed of the benefits, services and opportunities available to you as UT employee. The department's mission is to strengthen Knoxville-area faculty and staff by "providing support and leadership in a welcoming atmosphere where employees can thrive." Learn more about Linda Hendricks Harig, pictured above at right, vice chancellor of human resources for UT in the Knoxville area and vice president of human resources for the UT System, and Mary Lucal, associate vice chancellor for human resources. Read more...

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HR Connection: How the Knoxville HR Office is Structured

The Knoxville area Human Resources office is divided into four units that serve all campus and Knoxville-area employees and includes: Recruitment, Compensation, Employee Relations, and Employee Records. These teams work in tandem with the HR Call Center, Benefits and Retirement, and Employee and Organizational Development. Learn more about what each of these groups handles and where to go when you have questions. Read more...

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Mercer to Join Office of Research and Engagement

Jean Mercer will join the Office of Research and Engagement as assistant vice chancellor for research and director of the Office of Sponsored Programs on January 4, 2016. Mercer has extensive experience in research administration in higher education, most recently serving as the director of grant services in the Office of Research Administration at Indiana University. Read more...

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Five with UT Physics Ties are Breakthrough Award Laureates
When UT's physicists got involved in neutrino physics by joining the KamLAND (Kamioka Liquid Scintillator Anti-Neutrino Detector) experiment in 1997, they weren't looking for financial gain. Yet with the experiment's recent selection for the Breakthrough Awards Fundamental Physics prize, their efforts will, quite literally, pay off. 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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Announcements
Applied Physiology Lab Looking for Television and Exercise Study Participants Read more...
Stormwater Management to Discuss Annual Report on December 1 Read more...
Today is the Last Day to Donate to the Orange-Blue Blood Drive Competition Read more...

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Events
Faculty Piano Recital: Fay Adams and Edie Johnson, 8:00 p.m. today Read more...
Growing Together: Gingerbread Men and Natural Ornaments, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...
McClung Museum Family Fun Day: Art and Buddhism, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...

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Photography

Not-So-Trivial Pursuits

As an old-school former sportswriter, Scott Abbott (’78) likes to tell stories. During a recent visit to UT, he regaled students with stories about his racehorses, his golf courses, his hockey teams, and the biggie—how he and a friend invented the legendary board game Trivial Pursuit. Read more...

Vol Minute: Athletics Student Life

As Volunteers, UT student-athletes give their time and talent to the university. In this episode of Vol Minute, meet McDarragh Minnock and find out what it’s like to be a graduate student and a member of the UT rowing team. >> Video Read more...

 
 
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