December 17, 2015

Partnerships Series Concludes with VolsTeach

Over the past year, the Office of Research and Engagement celebrated UT's status as a Carnegie Community-Engaged university with stories about fifty of our best community-campus partnerships. The final program in our list is VolsTeach, which works with undergraduate math, science, and engineering majors who are interested in expanding their professional skills and exploring a career in secondary education. Read more...

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UTPD Honors Employees at Annual Awards

The UT Police Department held its annual employee awards today to recognize members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Honored for their contributions were Lieutenant Donnie Ross, Supervisor of the Year; Officer Kelley Spencer, Commissioned Officer of the Year; Corporal Lindsey Miller, Community Service Award; and Accounting Coordinator Diana Collinsworth, Noncommissioned Employee of the Year. Read more...

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Professor's Book Makes New York Times Top Books of 2015 List
Margaret Lazarus Dean's book Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight—which has been chosen as the 2016-17 Life of the Mind book—was named one of the Top Books of 2015 by New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani. Read more...
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Graduate Receives Job Offer Immediately After Ceremony
On graduation day, some college students are overcome with fear because they don't have a job waiting for them. Gabrielle Pozin, who graduated on Friday, was one of those students. Almost. Pozin received the call of a lifetime en route to her post-commencement celebration lunch. With the call came the offer to be the special events trainee with the Atlanta Braves for the 2016 season. Read more...
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Engineers Taking Novel Approach to Power Production, Security
Crashing waves, whipping wind, and buckling ground can play havoc on the energy grid, which means one of the first things to fail in a natural disaster is often the power supply. Professor and Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics Fred Wang leads a team working on microgrids, systems that can operate independently of the overall power grid when the situation arises. Read more...
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Office of Sustainability Offers Energy-Saving Tips for Winter

The Office of Sustainability is sharing tips for cutting your energy use on campus this winter including switching to energy-efficient lighting, using power strips to easily turn off items you aren't using, and reporting leaky faucets to Facilities Services. Read more...

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Desktop Notification System Test is 3:00 p.m. Today

Among the recent upgrades to the UT Alert mass notification system is the new Alertus desktop notification system. Once they have installed the system, faculty, staff, and students will receive the same message sent through the UT Alert mass notification system on their computer monitor. A test message will be sent at 3:00 p.m. today. Read more...

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Announcements
2016 Contribution Limits Set for 401(k), 403(b) and 457 Plans Read more...
Preregistration Open for Farmers Market Boot Camp Workshops Read more...
Animal-assisted Therapy Program to Hold Informational Meeting for Potential Volunteers on January 16 Read more...

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Events
Staff and Faculty Get 20 Percent Off Purchases of $50 or More at VolShop, Ends Friday Read more...
Volunteer Day at the Archaeological Research Lab, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday Read more...
Getting Organized with Outlook and OneNote, 12:30–4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 13 Read more...

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