A new national anti-bullying ad campaign urges parents to teach their kids to speak up if they witness bullying. One UT researcher has found that in humans’ evolutionary past, at least, helping the victim of a bully hastened our species’ movement toward a more egalitarian society.
Sergey Gavrilets, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel for finding that we are genetically inclined to help weaker victims fight back against dominating bullies.
The YWCA this week will honor two UT employees for their contributions to the community. Amy Cathey, executive director of the MBA program, and Jenny Moshak, associate director for sports medicine in the athletic department, will be lauded Thursday, August 16, during the YWCA’s Tribute to Women event at the Bijou Theatre.
Only one issue is on the minds of defense leaders and industry executives these days: Looming budget cuts. But widespread panic over the coming spending reductions could be turned into an opportunity to tackle the obvious fat in the Pentagon’s budget, analysts suggest. T. Russell Crook, associate professor of management in the UT College of
Students returning for the call 2012 semester should check their schedules on MyUTK frequently. It is possible that changes have been made, so students should be sure to know what time and where their classes are meeting.
Last year was a record fundraising year for UT Knoxville with more than 32,700 alumni and friends contributing more than $104.7 million. The total was up $7.6 million over 2010-2011.Such private support is essential to the University of Tennessee’s goal of becoming a Top 25 public research university.
Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Annette Engel was featured in an article by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative for her work studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coastal Louisiana.
Two more candidates for vice chancellor for research visit campus this week, and both will lead public forums for the campus community. T. Taylor Eighmy, senior vice president for research at Texas Tech University, and Vistasp Karbhari, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, will speak and
Several changes have been made to the way campus buildings are being cleaned as Facilities Services transitions to its Total Cleaning program. The changes are part of UT’s move to bring all custodial services back in-house. For several years, Facilities Services crews and contract cleaning crews have shared the responsibility.