November 24, 2015

Holiday Tradition Returns with A Christmas Carol at Clarence Brown Theatre
Ebenezer Scrooge and the memorable ghosts return in the Clarence Brown Theatre's most popular production. A magical tradition for the whole family, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol runs Wednesday through December 20 with 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances. Read more...
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Simple Raisin Test Predicts Toddlers' Academic and Attention Abilities at Age 8
According to a joint study from researchers at UT and the University of Warwick, and University of Brighton in the UK, gauging how long a twenty-month-old can wait to pick up a raisin can be linked to what that child's attention and learning capacity will be at 8 years old. Read more...
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UT Joins Head-Shaving Tournament for Childhood Cancer Research
Some students, staff, and visitors are going bald for a good cause. So far, five men and three women have shaved their heads as part of the Battle of the Bald—a national college fundraising tournament benefiting St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research. Read more...
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Office of Orientation and Transition Wins at Conference

Office of Orientation and Transition staff members traveled to Denver, Colorado, last month for the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education Annual Conference. During the conference, the office was recognized for its outstanding work in orientation and transition programs and won Outstanding Publication for New Students or Family Members for its orientation resource guide. Read more...

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Expert Predicts Self-Gifting, Online Shopping, and Mobile Commerce Will Dominate Holiday Shopping Season
A UT expert is predicting that earlier shopping, self-gifting, and mobile commerce will dominate the 2015 holiday shopping season. "Overall, holiday spending will be up 3.7 percent from last year, but the estimated number of people shopping during Thanksgiving weekend is expected to be down, which means deep discounts and door-buster savings for shoppers," said Ann Fairhurst, professor and department head for the retail, hospitality, and tourism management program. Read more...
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Pregame Showcase Examines Sleep Disorders

Wide-awake and raring-to-go Vol fans can learn all about sleep from psychology professor Ralph Lydic during the final Pregame Showcase of the season on Saturday, November 14. Lydic will present “The Brain Basis of Sleep Health” at 2:00 p.m., prior to the Vols’ game against Vanderbilt. Read more...

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UT to Convert to New Research Proposal System

UT is converting the current electronic submission system for research proposals, TERA-PAMS, to Cayuse SP over the December holiday break. TERA-PAMS will go offline at noon Thursday, December 17. The new Cayuse SP system will go live by 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 28. Training on the new system is being provided through the Office of Research and Engagement in seven sessions between today and Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Read more...

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Announcements
Call for Applications: Graduate Teaching Certification Read more...
Faculty and Staff: Please Complete Deans Performance Evaluations to be E-mailed Next Week
What’s Open on Campus: Thanksgiving Break Read more...

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Events
University of Tennessee Press Lobby Sale, until 2:00 p.m. today Read more...
VolsTeach Symposium, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1 Read more...
Choral Concert, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1 Read more...

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