December 2, 2016

Joint Prehistoric Rock Art Restoration Project Receives National Award

A partnership between UT, federal and state agencies, Indian tribes, and other stakeholders to save a set of centuries-old Native American petroglyphs, pictographs, and historic signatures in Alabama has been honored with a prestigious national preservation award. The project received the Chairman's Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Read more...

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Grissino-Mayer Talks with CNN, other Media Outlets about Wildfires
Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor of geography, has spoken to multiple media outlets this week after wildfires caused devastation around the Gatlinburg area. He has explained the natural history of forest fires, saying it has always been a matter of when – not if – such events would occur. Read more...
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Alderman, Butefish Pen News Sentinel Op-Ed about Importance of Geography in State Social Studies Standards
Derek Alderman, head of the UT Department of Geography, and Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, wrote a column for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the importance of geography in state social studies curriculum as officials seek to revise the standards. Geography is increasingly becoming a smaller part of the curriculum--which is a disadvantage to K-12 students, they noted. Read more...
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App For Those Who Can't Speak Draws Widespread Attention
An app developed by faculty from the College of Nursing and the Tickle College of Engineering has garnered widespread media attention. The Speak For Myself app allows patients to click on a series of prompts that let care givers know their needs or concerns, from needing water to medicine. Read more...
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Scent of Success: UT Students Honored in Genetic Engineering Competition
Take an industrial byproduct, treat it with the E. coli bacteria, and create a usable fragrance product for use in pharmaceuticals and other applications. That genetic engineering concept was golden for a team of UT students who recently participated in the annual iGem Competition Giant Jamboree in Boston. Read more...
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Office Story: Rebecca Smithey, a Master of Her Craft
Rebecca Smithey, an accounting specialist for UT Libraries, works out of a third-floor cubicle in Hodges Library. It's a small space, but it says a lot about her. Outside work, Smithey enjoys reading, doting on her two dogs, and doing crafts, especially crochet. She loves learning—an outlook that shows in her job, her handiwork, and her work space. Read more...
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Announcements
Open Forum for UTIA Chancellor Finalist Mary Holz-Clause, 2:45 p.m. Thursday Read more...
Open Forum for UTIA Chancellor Finalist Alan Sams, 2:45 p.m. Friday Read more...
Final Grades due by 8:00 a.m. December 13th Read more...

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Events
Downtown Gallery: Illustrations from the Ewing Gallery Collection, 5 p.m. Tonight Read more...
Christmas Carol at Clarence Brown Theatre, Multiple Weekend Performances Read more...
School of Music Holiday Musicale, 5:00 p.m. Sunday Read more...

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