December 5, 2016

In Memoriam: D. Allen Carroll
Daniel Allen Carroll, former department head and faculty member in the Department of English, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, after a long illness. He joined the UT faculty in 1969 and served as head of the department from January 1992 to July 2002. In 2002, Allen was awarded the J. Douglas Bruce Distinguished Professorship. He officially retired in 2005 but continued teaching until 2008. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Otis Hammond Stephens, Jr.
Otis Hammond Stephens Jr., longtime parliamentarian for Faculty Senate, professor emeritus, and UT Alumni Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, passed away on Friday. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 9, at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. Family will receive friends before the service, beginning at 10 a.m. and afterward at a reception where there will be an opportunity to share stories and memories. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Otis Stephens College of Law Endowment at UT. Read more...
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UT-ORNL Supercomputer Simulations Help Develop New Approach to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
A joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project involving supercomputer simulations has played a key role in discovering a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. Read more...
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McClung Museum to Host Free Family Fun Day, Stroller Tour in December

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will focus on its collection of bird prints during December with a Family Fun Day on December 10 and a Stroller Tour on December 12. The museum will feature works from its John James Audubon print collection to highlight winter birds in Tennessee during this programming. Visitors will learn about the different species represented and the artistic process behind the works. Read more...

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Recent Grad Miranda Gottlieb Named a Schwarzman Scholar
Miranda Gottlieb, who graduated from UT last spring, has been named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive program that offers selected students the opportunity to earn a master's degree in China. She is the first UT student to be selected for the program, which launched in 2015. Read more...
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Student Tests HoloLens for NASA, Gets Closer Look at Mars Surface
Every day, Rachel Kronyak walks around the surface of the planet Mars, examining a rock or getting a closer look at a butte framing the horizon. A doctoral student in geology at UT, Kronyak is among a small set of research scientists worldwide testing the use of an augmented reality headset to see how it can help NASA determine whether Mars could support life. Read more...
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The Ryan McDonald and Colt Jones Memorial Toy Drive Ends a Week from Today Read more...
Christmas Carol at Clarence Brown Theatre, Multiple Weekend Performances Read more...

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Move More Mondays, Noon to 1 p.m. Today
African American Trailblazer Award to be Presented to Michael Blackwell, 5:30 Tomorrow Read more...

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Winter Peak Hours

Energy rates are highest between 5 and 11 a.m. Some things you can do to conserve energy use on campus during peak hours include keeping the heat at 68 degrees and allowing sunlight to warm up the room, turning off lights, and unplugging electronics when not in use. Read more...

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