December 12, 2016

UT's Harjo: How Artists Can Use Their Craft to Address National Debates
When members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began protesting a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, Joy Harjo used her voice and saxophone to raise awareness about the situation. Harjo, an acclaimed poet, author, musician, and a professor of English and Chair of Excellence, said artists play a crucial role in using their craft to address or draw attention to national issues in such a way that people will listen. Read more...
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Architecture Students Creating Design Plans to Revitalize Downtown Lenoir City
Eleven UT architecture students spent the fall semester working on projects to assist Lenoir City with its downtown revitalization efforts. The students were part of a class taught by Tricia Stuth, an associate professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Design. Read more...
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Entrepreneurial Journalism Students Challenge Extremism

Students in an entrepreneurial journalism course this fall participated in an international competition to create a social media campaign and strategy to instruct young journalists on how to responsibly report instances of extremism. The campaign was co-sponsored by the US Department of State and Facebook. Read more...

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UT, Center for Transportation Research Help Support Road Safety Center

UT will be a leading contributor to the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, a new national university transportation center funded by the US Department of Transportation. Beaman Distinguished Professor Asad Khattak will serve as principal investigator on the project, with Associate Professor Chris Cherry also playing a large role. Both researchers work with Center for Transportation Research along with their primary roles in civil engineering. Read more...

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News Sentinel Highlights Smith Research on Combating 'Superbugs'
The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the research of Jeremy Smith, which involves the use of supercomputer simulations to help discover a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. Smith is the UT Governor's Chair for Molecular Biophysics based in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. He also is director of the UT-ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics. Read more...
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Reminder: TRECS Lower Level Closed Through Winter Break
Last Day for the Ryan McDonald and Colt Jones Memorial Toy Drive Read more...

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Move More Mondays, Noon to 1 p.m. Today
946-CARE Program Overview for Faculty and Staff, Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday Read more...

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Cone Zone

A section of Melrose Avenue is closed from the west end of Hess Hall to the northwest corner of Hodges Library until January 6 to permit the setup of a crane to remove HVAC equipment from the roof of Hodges Library. For more information call 974-3061.

A section of Cumberland Avenue at Seventeenth Street will be closed from late Thursday, December 15, to early Monday, December 19, for utility work. Detours will be set up to send traffic to Volunteer Boulevard, White Avenue and Clinch Avenue. For more information visit the Cumberland Connect website.

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