December 8, 2015

Regions Foundation Gift Buys Bloomberg Terminals for Haslam College of Business

A recent gift from the Regions Foundation has allowed UT's Haslam College of Business to purchase four additional Bloomberg terminals, a system that allows finance professionals to monitor and analyze real-time market data, and place trades. The additions mean the college will have the second highest number of terminals among its Southeastern Conference peers. Read more...

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Two Grads Devote College Years to Freshman Leadership Programs

Bradford Reszel and Sara La Haie, pictured, are graduating this week, but their efforts will help UT freshmen for years to come. La Haie was the first student director of Ignite, a leadership and service program for first-year students. Reszel founded Spark, a two-day overnight retreat for first-year students interested leadership and campus involvement. Read more...

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Faculty Senate to Hold Emergency Meeting Today

The Faculty Senate will hold an emergency meeting from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. today in Room 132 of the College of Law. The meeting will focus on a response to the controversy around the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the calls for Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Vice Chancellor Rickey Hall to resign. The Senate will vote on resolutions to respond to the legislators' statements and possible administrative action resulting from those statements. Read more...

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'Band Mom' Honored as Lifetime Member of Pride of the Southland

Judy Dooley is more than the administrative assistant for the Pride of the Southland Band at UT. She is considered the “band mom”—and she is now an honorary Pride of the Southland Band lifetime member. Read more...

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College of Engineering Becomes FIRST Robotics Sponsor

The college recently became a Bronze Level sponsor for FIRST Robotics by pledging $20,000 in scholarships to participating high school students. These scholarships will support up to five students each year for a total of four years. Read more...

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Partnerships That Make a Difference: Vine School Health Center and Grand Illumination

The Vine School Health Center is a nurse-founded, nurse-managed health clinic addressing the health care needs of Knox County School students who are uninsured or have difficulty accessing health care. Grand Illumination seeks to increase civic-mindedness in UT students while meeting needs identified by the local Knoxville community. Read more...

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College of Arts and Sciences Celebrates Faculty during Annual Awards Ceremony

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated outstanding faculty with awards in diversity leadership, advising, teaching, research, academic outreach, and service on December 1 at the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held at the Holiday Inn-Downtown. Read more...

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Announcements
Voliday Gift Guide Offers Virtual Catalog of Holiday Giving Ideas Read more...
Learning Management System Demonstration Videos Available Online for Review and Feedback Read more...
Call for Proposals: Faculty First Grant Due December 14 Read more...

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Events
Transitioning from Blackboard Collaborate to Zoom, 2:00–3:00 p.m. Wednesday Read more...
Graduate Hooding, 10:30 a.m. Thursday Read more...
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, 9:00 a.m. Friday Read more...

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Facilities Services Employee of the Month: Amy Miller

Amy Miller is the Facilities Services Employee of the Month for November. She was recognized for taking on the responsibility of completing the department's billing. She also recently made a "How-To" guide for campus departments to help them reconcile their ledger and navigate the Facilities Services database system. Read more...

Once Upon a Time: Trends in Children's and Young Adult Literature

The Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature recently began offering a doctoral specialization focusing on the history and evolution of the genres. To celebrate this milestone, the center’s experts shared emerging trends in children's and young adult literature and graphic novels. Read more...

 
 
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