December 2, 2015

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Coral Thayer

Robert and Erin Darby's 'Ayn Gharandal archaeological project was a perfect fit for Coral Thayer, a sophomore studying classical archaeology. She had a growing interest in Greek and Roman archaeology and a desire to visit the Middle East. "For six weeks we excavated a late Roman military fort and bathhouse," Thayer says of her work in Jordan this summer. "As a student on my first dig, my role was to excavate in an archaeological trench, process finds, and learn about various archaeological methods." Read more...

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President DiPietro: Higher Ed Restructuring Appears To Have Minimal UT Impact
On Tuesday, Governor Bill Haslam announced plans to enhance the State's Drive to 55 initiative with several proposed changes in the structure of higher education across the state. In a message to all UT employees, President Joe DiPietro said he was in attendance for the announcement, and while the impact appears to be minimal to the UT System, he will remain watchful as the plan unfolds. Read more...
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HR Connection: The Value of Performance Reviews
Looking back at the previous year’s accomplishments and challenges is essential for professional development. The annual performance review is an opportunity for supervisors and employees to discuss performance, goals and objectives, expectations, and accomplishments. Get some quick tips for effective performance reviews and learn about pitfalls to avoid. Read more...
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CCI Names New Distinguished Professor of Media Management and Law
Stuart Brotman will start work on January 1, 2016, as the inaugural Herb Howard Distinguished Professor of Media Management and Law in the College of Communication and Information. The distinguished professorship was created with a $1 million gift from alumnus Larry Patrick in honor of longtime professor and administrator Herb Howard. It is the largest single cash gift in the college's history. Read more...
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Metallic Glass Research Nets Breakthroughs, Yale Honor for Egami
A recent move by Apple to use metallic glass shows the potential of the substance. Its strength, formability, and durability make it ideal for use as casing for phones, tablets, or pretty much any portable device. For his efforts on theory, simulation, and characterization of metallic glasses, Yale University has honored UT’s Takeshi Egami by naming him an Aris Phillips Lecturer. Read more...
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Joe Carcello to Testify Before Congress on US Capital Markets
UT's Joe Carcello will testify today in Washington, DC, before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, a committee within the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. Read more...
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Smithsonian Touts UT's Use of SynDaver in Engineering
Smithsonian, the official magazine of the Smithsonian Institution, recently had a prominent spot for UT's SynDaver "Mabeline" in its story on the rising use of artificial cadavers at medical schools. Unlike most places, Mabeline—so named because of her housing in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, or MABE—is used in engineering classes. Read more...
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Announcements
Deadline Extended Through Today to Nominate Faculty, Staff for Chancellor’s Excellence in Advising Award Read more...
Holiday Musicale Fundraiser is Sunday at The Paris Apartment Read more...
December Make Orange Green Desktop, Phone Calendars Available Online Read more...

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Events
Walk with a Vol, noon Friday Read more...
Tours to ORNL for Faculty, Staff, and Students, 1:00–5:00 p.m. Friday Read more...
CEHHS Annual Juried Art Exhibition, 5:00 p.m. Friday Read more...
WUTK Exam Jam, 8:00 p.m. Friday Read more...

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