December 1, 2016

Institute of Agriculture Interviews Underway
On-campus interviews in the search for the next chancellor to lead the UT Institute of Agriculture continue through December 9. Finalists will visit Knoxville, Columbia, and Jackson for meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. Finalist Mary Holz-Clause will visit Knoxville tomorrow and Thursday, and Alan Sams will visit Knoxville Thursday and Friday. Read more...
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Ways You Can Help Sevier County Fire Victims and First Responders

Donation of goods for victims of the Sevier County fire has been so overwhelming that the Red Cross has requested that nothing else be delivered until its current supply is reduced. As a result, the Center for Leadership and Service and the Office of the Dean of Students are no longer collecting donated goods. However, there are others ways you can help in relief efforts. Monetary donations and volunteers are still needed to help get the affected area back on its feet. Read more...

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UT Graduation Ceremonies Set for December 8 and 9
Graduate hooding will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, and undergraduate commencement will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 9 at Thompson-Boling Arena. The university will award 1,136 undergraduate degrees, 661 graduate degrees, and six law degrees. The arena's large-event security protocol will be enforced at both ceremonies. Guests may enter the arena with one clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. Read more...
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Four UT Researchers Named 2016 AAAS Fellows
Four professors with UT ties have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science class of fellows for 2016: Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, George Ostrouchov and Baohua Gu. AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. Read more...
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Tennessine Passes Review Period, Now Permanent Name for Element 117
After clearing a six-month probationary period, Tennessine has officially been approved as the name for the new element 117 on the periodic table. The name is nod to the state of Tennessee for the efforts from three of its powerhouse research institutions in the discovery. It will carry the symbol Ts. Read more...
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MicNite Videos Now Posted for Viewing
Did you miss this fall's Mic/Nite? The presentations are now posted online. This fall's presenters included faculty members Kristina Gordon, Jaclyn Johnson, Ragan Schriver, James Chyz, Rebecca Koszalinski, Brad Collett, Garrett Rose, Jennifer Jabson, Lucy Jewel, Gina Pighetti, and Laura Miller. Read more...
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Bike Registration Event Tomorrow
Tickets Still on Sale for Clarence Brown Theatre's A Christmas Carol Read more...

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Faculty Pub Tonight
UT Downtown Gallery: Illustrations from the Ewing Gallery Collection, 5-9 p.m. Tomorrow Read more...

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The Rock Painted for Gatlinburg Fire Victims

Our thoughts continue to be with our friends and neighbors in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Read more...

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