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Events: Week of April 6-10

Monday, April 6, 2015


Presenting and Engaging Research Posters
Learn hear how to make your poster presentation a success, including creating your elevator speech. We will also discuss how to engage other presenters regarding their research, even if it is outside of your discipline. This workshop will provide tips and tricks to help you prepare for EURēCA or other presentation opportunities. You must register to attend on the OUR website at http://ugresearch.utk.edu/seminar-registration/.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Blount Hall, Room A004
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Noyce Seminar: Leveraging Communities in STEM Teaching and Learning
Part of the “Advice from the Field: Teaching Effectively in Schools Serving Economically Distressed Communities” Noyce Lecture Series
Lecture: “Leveraging Communities in STEM Teaching and Learning”
5:00 – 6:00 PM, Greve Hall, Room 122
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Fulbright US Student Grant Program: Demystifying the Application Process
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers you the opportunity to pursue study, research or teaching English in one of over 150 countries around the world. Learn more about the program as well as the application process, including UT’s campus process, the grant of purpose statement, obtaining letters of affiliation, and other key aspects of developing a competitive application. All undergraduate, alumni and graduate students welcome. Brought to you by UT’s Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Baker Center, Room 118
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week – IRB Workshop
As part of the University of Tennessee’s inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, co-hosted by the Graduate School, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, and the Graduate Student Senate, an IRB workshop will be held to faciitate dialogue and answer questions about the new IRB process.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, International House Community Room
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2014-15 African American Trailblazer Series: Dr. Mark Dean
Hallerin Hilton Hill interviews Dr. Mark E. Dean, the John Fisher Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Engineering, as part of the African American Trailblazer Series. His research focus is in advanced computer architecture (beyond Von Neumann systems), data centric computing, and computational sciences.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Hodges Library Auditorium
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Graduate Student Senate Travel Awards Informational Session
As part of the University of Tennessee’s inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, co-hosted by the Graduate School, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, and the Graduate Student Senate, the Graduate Student Senate will host an informational session about travel awards for graduate students.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, University Center Room 221
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Baker Lecture Series: Ambassador Al-Mughairy
Her Excellencey Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al-Mughairy, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, will present a lecture on Oman-US Relations. Appointed in 2005, Ambassador Al-Mughairy has been a strong advocate for the US-Oman Free Trade Agreement and has focused much of her energy on improving relations between the US and Oman.
5:30 PM, Baker Center, Toyota Auditorium
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Love Your Graduate and Professional Student Day
The Division of Student Life has sponsored buttons for students, faculty, and staff to wear and proclaim their appreciation for graduate and professional students. Buttons will be delivered to offices and will be handed out around campus. This day is part of the University of Tennessee’s inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, which is co-hosted by the Graduate School, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, and the Graduate Student Senate.
All day, Everywhere
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NeuroNET Spring Symposium
Pain and Opiates: Neuronal Mechanisms, Behavioral Consequences, and Societal Impact.
The NIH noted “Chronic pain is a major public health problem, which is estimated to affect more than 100 million people in the United States and about 20–30% of the population worldwide.” The Neuroscience Network of East Tennessee (NeuroNET) Research Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will look at this complex issue at its pain and opiates conference Spring Symposium April 8-9 in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
3-6 PM, Toyota Auditorium, Baker Center.
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Graduate School in the Social Services
Are you interested in attending graduate school in psychology, social work, counseling, or child and family studies? Want to know the difference in these graduate programs, how to apply, and what careers these degrees typically lead to? Then attend this panel presentation featuring current graduate students in these fields!
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, University Center Room 226
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How to Interview: a Workshop
So you’ve landed a job interview, congrats – but now what?! This workshop is designed to help you learn how to prepare for the interview in terms of researching yourself, thinking about why an employer would want to hire you, researching the employer, knowing what to expect in an interview, and how to dress properly. The workshop will cover typical interview questions and questions you might wish to ask the employer.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Career Services
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Lecture: The Global Impact of the Declaration of Independence
Dr. David Armitage, “The Global Impact of the Declaration of Independence”
Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Harvard, where he teaches intellectual and international history. Armitage examines the Declaration as a political, legal, and intellectual document, and is the first to treat it entirely within a broad international framework.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Black Cultural Center
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Graduate Student Senate Social
The Graduate Student Senate invites all graduate and professional students to join them for a social event at Cool Beans. Limited food will be provided. This is part of the University of Tennessee’s inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, which is co-hosted by the Graduate School, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, and the Graduate Student Senate.
7:00 PM, Cool Beans
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Thursday, April 9, 2015


Lecture: Nation Branding and Country Image
Thanks to a Ready for the World grant, the School of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication and Information will host a visiting scholar, Dr. Diana Ingenhoff, from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Diana will be here April 6-10. She will talk about her research about country image, as well as touch on other topics related to nation branding, international relations, and public diplomacy on April 9 in an open lecture. Open to the public.
9:40 AM – 11:30 AM, CCI Patrick Auditorium
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Community Based Research for Undergraduates: Benefits and Challenges
Join us for a discussion on community-based research for undergraduates led by Barbara Holland. Dr. Holland holds academic affiliations with Indiana University-Purdue, the University Indianapolis, Portland State University, and the University of Sydney. She is an internationally recognized expert in organizational change in higher education with a special emphasis on the institutionalization and assessment of community engagement and has published and consulted widely on these topics. She was also on the selection panel that assigned UT’s new Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Open to students, faculty, and staff.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Blount Hall, Room A004
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NeuroNET Spring Symposium
Pain and Opiates: Neuronal Mechanisms, Behavioral Consequences, and Societal Impact.
The NIH noted “Chronic pain is a major public health problem, which is estimated to affect more than 100 million people in the United States and about 20–30% of the population worldwide.” The Neuroscience Network of East Tennessee (NeuroNET) Research Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will look at this complex issue at its pain and opiates conference Spring Symposium April 8-9 in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
2-6 PM, Toyota Auditorium, Baker Center.
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Resume and CV Workshop
Career Services is holding this Resume and CV Workshop as part of the University of Tennessee’s inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, which is co-hosted by the Graduate School, Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, and the Graduate Student Senate.
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Career Services
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Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate’. A Panel Discussion
A panel discussion of Naomi Klein’s most recent book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” (2014).
Participants:
AMY ELIAS, English
R. SCOTT FREY, Sociology
GARY MCCRACKEN, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
JOHN NOLT, Philosophy
Chair:
Harry F. Dahms, Sociology
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, 1210 McClung Tower
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12th Annual Marco Symposium Keynote Address
Professor of Journalism Ted Gup of Emerson College will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library.

Professor Gup has been a journalist and teacher of journalism for three decades. A former staff writer for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, he has also written for Smithsonian, National Geographic, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Village Voice, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Salon, GQ, Mother Jones, Audubon, Columbia Journalism Review, NPR, Newsweek, and other publications.
6:00 PM, Hodges Library Auditorium
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Networking in Neyland
Are you a junior or senior interested in networking with UT alumni? Join the UT Career Services Office, the UT Knoxville Alumni Association, the UT Athletics Department and UNITE student organization at our Networking at Neyland event. Learn the art of networking while gaining superior advice from professionals in various fields.
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM, Neyland Stadium
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Friday, April 10, 2015


6th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
The 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium takes place on April 10th, 2015, in Hodges Library at UT. This event highlights the research and achievements of undergraduate students who present their work in 15-minute oral presentations or performances. Students from across all disciplines and majors are invited to participate. The event is open to the public and includes a keynote speaker and refreshments in addition to student presentations. Audience members are encouraged to come and go throughout the day, as schedules allow.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Hodges Library
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Community Engagement and the Research University
Speaker: Barbara A. Holland
Barbara A. Holland, Ph.D., holds academic affiliations with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Portland State University and University of Sydney. She is an internationally recognized expert in organizational change in higher education with a special emphasis on the institutionalization and assessment of community engagement and has published and consulted widely on these topics.
Coffee, Refreshments and Networking. Free and open to the public with parking available on site.
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel
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UT Science Forum – Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth
The UT Science Forum presented by Quest offers a weekly lecture on current science, medical, or technology developments. This is the 81st year of the Science Forum series. The UT Science Forum was established in 1933 to share scientific research with the public. It was and continues to be an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors, and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities on Fridays over lunch during the UT academic year.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Thompson-Boling Arena, Private Room C-D
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Not a Bad Gig: Teaching Careers in America’s Two-Year Colleges
“Not a Bad Gig: Teaching Careers in America’s Two-Year Colleges,” presented by Chronicle of Higher Education columnist and long-time community college professor (and Tennessee alum!) Rob Jenkins, will explain the two-year college job market, show you how to navigate it, and offer helpful advice for both before and after you’ve landed a full-time job.
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, University Center Shiloh Room
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iMedRIS Training Session (4/10)
The Office of Research and Engagement is offering new training sessions for the research compliance software, iMedRIS. IMedRIS is a web-based system that enables online application submission, real-time submission tracking, review, post-approval compliance activities, and data management. It is currently implemented for the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
3-4 PM; Hodges Library, Room 605
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EEB Seminar: Austin Milt, UT, EEB
The weekly EEB seminar starts at 3:30 p.m. in Room 307 of the Science & Engineering Bldg, unless otherwise noted. For title and abstract information, please visit the EEB website.
Speaker: Austin Milt, UT, EE
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM, The Science and Engineering Research Facility
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Saturday, April 11, 2015


UT WomEngineers Day
WomEngineers Day is a one-day mini-conference where today’s top engineers present their expertise on professional and personal topics not found in the classroom. Best of all, it’s completely free.

In addition to celebrating women in engineering, this UT College of Engineering mini-conference is a rare opportunity to attend a full-scale engineering conference all in one day.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED at http://womengineersday.com/.
8:00 AM – 5:45 PM, Knoxville Convention Center
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Save the Date


PRIM&R Institutional Review Board (IRB) Course
The Office of Research and Engagement will host a day-long Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Institutional Review Board (IRB) course on April 27th. Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101sm is based on an established, continuously updated curriculum that covers the ethics, history, and federal regulations involved in conducting research on human subjects. This course is free and open to the public.
April 27, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Alumni Memorial Building, Room 32

iMedRIS Training Sessions for Spring, Summer 2015
iMedRISiMedRISThe Office of Research and Engagement is offering new training sessions for the research compliance software, iMedRIS. IMedRIS is a web-based system that enables online application submission, real-time submission tracking, review, post-approval compliance activities, and data management. It is currently implemented for the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Several sessions available.