December 3, 2015

DiPietro Presents Top Funding Priorities at Governor's Budget Hearing
UT President Joe DiPietro presented UT's top funding priorities Wednesday to Governor Bill Haslam for consideration in his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. DiPietro's requests included greater support for recruiting and retaining faculty and staff, funding for infrastructure needs, and strengthening support for programs that boost the state economy. Read more about DiPietro's requests and join the UT Advocacy Network. Read more...
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UT Launches New Advanced Business Law Degree Program

The UT College of Law is now accepting applications for its first advanced law degree, the Master of Laws (LLM) in United States business law. The LLM program is designed to enhance the ability of internationally trained lawyers to practice in a global marketplace by providing specialized knowledge in US business law. Read more...

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DesignIntelligence Rates School of Architecture Among the Best; Recognizes Educator
UT's School of Architecture is among the best in the nation, according to Design Futures Council’s 2016 DesignIntelligence annual report. The council also named James Rose, adjunct assistant professor of architecture, among the Top 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016. Read more...
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Students' Smartphone Project to Spur Tourism in Appalachia

They've dubbed it "Appalachia 4G"—a proposed plan to use smartphone technology to spur business development and tourism in Johnson County, Tennessee. UT students will present the project this week in Washington, DC, to a federal-state commission dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development in Appalachia. Read more...

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Norrell is Quest Scholar of the Week
Robert "Jeff" Norrell, professor and Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence in the Department of History, published three books this past fall including a biography, Alex Haley and the Books that Changed a Nation, which covers the rise to national celebrity and great literary influence of Haley. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Norrell as its Scholar of the Week. Read more...
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Clarence Brown Theatre to Hold Family Feast Prior to December 10 Show
To promote the practice of family dinners and to reach out to our community members, the Clarence Brown Theatre, with support from the Junior League of Knoxville, invites the campus community to its first-ever CBT Family Feast to accompany the A Christmas Carol production on Thursday, December 10. Read more...
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McClung Museum Hosts Free Holiday Family Programs

Families are invited to enjoy free programming related to winter holidays around the world at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at UT, throughout the month of December. Read more...

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Announcements
From the Work Healthy Blog: Five Fantastic Children's Books for Holiday Giving Read more...
Register for 2016 Fundraising Summit: Workshop for Academic Leaders on January 22 Read more...
Talk to Federal Agency Representatives about Research Projects at CUR Dialogues Read more...

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Events
Growing Together: Winter Coats, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Saturday Read more...
Adult Workshop: Wreath Making, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Saturday Read more...
Transitioning from Blackboard Collaborate to Zoom, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 Read more...

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