December 14, 2015

Dale Dickey Urges Grads to 'Go Out and Make Your Story'

After leading them in a primal scream to settle nerves and release anxiety, Knoxville-born actress Dale Dickey on Friday urged UT's newest graduates to "go out and make your story." Dickey, who attended UT as a theatre major from 1979 to 1984, received an honorary Master of Fine Arts, the highest degree awarded in that discipline, during commencement ceremonies held Friday. It is the tenth honorary degree that UT has awarded. >> Video Read more...

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Top Stories of 2015: Personal Tales, Campus Changes Make Big News
The past year at UT has been full of exciting changes, innovative research, and powerful personal stories. The Media Relations team in the Office of Communications and Marketing has compiled a list stories that struck a chord with media, logged the most online hits, and made a lasting impression on many. Read more...
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Logo Rollout Nearly Complete
Since last fall, Office of Communications and Marketing staff have worked closely with liaisons from 220 campus units to update online and printed materials with the new UT Knoxville logo and recently launched an updated brand guidelines website that includes detailed guidelines and standards, and template files for PowerPoint presentations, websites, HTML e-mails, name tags, electronic stationery, and research posters. Read more...
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Transportation Expert Invited to Work With Railroad Think Tank
Mingzhou Jin, director of the reliability and maintainability engineering program in the College of Engineering and who was recently named as a Center for Transportation Research fellow for 2015–16, has been invited to join On Track North America, a nonprofit think tank devoted to maximizing the potential of rail transportation within the continent. Read more...
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Call for Proposals for TennTLC Design Interface Conference Extended Through Thursday

The TennTLC is hosting its first national teaching and learning conference, Design Interface—Creating Spaces to Experience Learning, and is calling for submissions for papers, posters, or panels for this conference. Proposals are due by Thursday, December 17. Read more...

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Announcements
Diversity Professional Development Fund Applications Due Tuesday Read more...
Tennessee Today Will Publish Twice a Week Through January 8 Read more...
ORE Annual Report for 2014 Available Online Read more...

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Events
Staff and Faculty Get 20 Percent Off Purchases of $50 or More at VolShop, today through Friday Read more...
Garden Sprouts: Gingerbread, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Tuesday Read more...
Prezi Basics for Faculty, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Thursday Read more...

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Cone Zone

Starting today, a section of Andy Holt Avenue from Melrose Place to Twentieth Street will be completely closed for extensive utility work. A section of the road from Twentieth Street to UT Drive will close on Monday, December 21. All sections of Andy Holt Avenue will reopen to traffic on Monday, January 4. For more info, call 974-3061.

 
 
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